The DOJ Pride Board delivered a letter to Attorney General Garland, welcoming him back to the Department and thanking him for his support and remarks at this year’s DOJ LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance. DOJ Pride looks forward to further opportunities to work with the Attorney General and Department leadership to continue supporting and empowering DOJ’s … Continue reading DOJ Pride Board sends Attorney General Garland a Pride Month welcome and thank-you letter
DOJ Pride was honored to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this year through the Department of Justice’s virtual program on June 21, 2021,featuring special remarks from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and DOJ Pride President Derek Julius, as well as a keynote address from Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration at DOJ, Featuring Keynote from Dr. Rachel Levine
This year’s 2021 Department Pride Month theme, “Resilience,” highlights the strength and perseverance of the LGBTQ+ community. DOJ Pride thanks all the DOJ components who partnered with us throughout the month to co-host virtual panels addressing the achievements and needs of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as all speakers and presenters, including our own DOJ … Continue reading PRIDE 2021: RESILIENCE
The Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA) issued the following statement on January 15, 2021. DOJ Pride stands with DOJABA in condemning the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and calling attention to the disparity between the federal response to that attack and the overwhelmingly peaceful Black Lives … Continue reading DOJABA Statement on the Events at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021
We wish to express our heartiest congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients, Special Agent Brett Kalina and Pauli Murray. Special Agent Kalina is the recipient of our 2020 James R. Douglass Award, which recognizes individuals whose efforts have contributed positively to the work-life environment for LGBTQ+ employees in the Department of Justice. The … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients!
On July 9, 2020, DOJ Pride held a virtual brown bag event with two prosecutors in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division. The presenters discussed their work in 2016 and 2017 prosecuting Joshua Vallum for the assault and murder of Mercedes Williamson, a 17-year-old transgender woman. This was the first case ever prosecuted … Continue reading Zoom Brown Bag on the prosecution of Joshua Vallum
As many of you have no doubt already heard, today, the Supreme Court held by a 6-3 vote that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. The statute explicitly bars such discrimination on the basis of … Continue reading Today’s Victory in Bostock v. Clayton County
The DOJ Employee Organizations, including the DOJ Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD), DOJ Blacks in Government (DOJ BIG), DOJ Gender Equality Network (DOJ GEN), Justice Native American Association (JUNAA), DOJ Pan Asia Employees Association (DOJ Pan Asia), and DOJ Pride, collectively and emphatically stand behind the statement from DOJABA below. Indeed, … Continue reading Statement by DOJABA regarding the unjust killings of Black Americans
The last few weeks have been particularly painful during a time when so many are already struggling. DOJ Pride Board member Lindsay Dunn prepared the following statement on behalf of the entire Board on the need for reflection, solidarity, and action right now: This June, we celebrate Pride. We also celebrate the fifth anniversary of … Continue reading June Pride Month Statement
Pride Month is almost upon us! Though we're all still social distancing and working remotely, DOJ Pride has been busy organizing some virtual events to help us celebrate Pride Month and keep us all connected during these stressful times. First, we're organizing a set of virtual happy hours (likely in the second or third week … Continue reading Upcoming Pride Month Activities!