DOJ Pride update

A few quick but exciting updates: OPM directed FEHB coverage of transgender transition-related health services beginning January 1, 2016.  This is a big deal, and completes the reversal of a prior OPM position that prohibited coverage.  More info in this Buzzfeed article. The Supreme Court’s Obergefell marriage equality decision is imminent:  the Court will hand … Continue reading DOJ Pride update

Pride month events update

Pride month continues with the below events.  Also, BIG shout-out to the Oregon USAO team who marched in Portland’s Pride parade this past weekend, including Acting US Attorney Bill Williams. Wednesday 6/17, 11am-12pm EST:  FBI Pride celebration with keynote by Ted Olsen; at FBI headquarters in the Bonaparte Auditorium. Thursday 6/18, 12-1pm EST:  Brown bag … Continue reading Pride month events update

LGBT Pride Month celebration

The Department’s LGBT Pride Month Observance Program: Bending Toward Justice:  Continuing the March Toward LGBT Equality Wednesday, June 3, 11am-12pm The Great Hall, RFK Main Justice DOJ Pride will then host a Pride happy hour later that evening:DOJ Pride Happy Hour Wednesday, June 3, 6-8pm Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW (one block from … Continue reading LGBT Pride Month celebration

DOJ Pride updates

SUMMARY Tuesday, May 12:  News article about a settlement with the VA for “full relief” after the VA threatened to terminate a psychiatrist for being out. Saturday, May 16:  President Obama released a statement about the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Sunday, May 17:  Vice President Biden released a statement about the International Day … Continue reading DOJ Pride updates