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Diversity News

LGBTQ Judges Discuss Experiences in Pride Month Event

Five openly LGBTQ judges from different backgrounds and experiences offer insight into their lives before and after appointment to the federal bench in a new U.S. Courts video released in observance of Pride Month.

The panel participants are District Judge Darrin P. Gayles, Southern District of Florida; District Judge Judith E. Levy, Eastern District of Michigan; District Judge Robert L. Pitman, Western District of Texas; Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu, Northern District of California; and District Judge Staci M. Yandle, Southern District of Illinois.

Their comments were made during a recent Pride Month dialogue presented online to Judiciary employees.

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