Topics :: GLBT police officers

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Ky. Cop Says He Was Fired, Sexually Harassed Because He’s Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 10, 2013
A police officer from Kentucky says he was harassed and discriminated against after it was discovered by his coworkers that he is gay.

Trans, Gay Sf Cops Make Moves

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Monday Jul 15, 2013
As they make transitions, two out policemen are in different stages of their careers with the San Francisco Police Department, but they share a desire to see people reach out more to the agency.

Ohio Mayor Resigns Over Gay Slurs

By Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Saturday Feb 9, 2013
The mayor Pomeroy, a village in southeastern Ohio, has resigned over accusations she repeatedly put down a police officer by calling him a "queer."

Combating Bullying, APD Tapes "It Gets Better" Video

By Conswella Bennett | Monday Jan 7, 2013
In an effort to combat bullying and teen suicide, The Atlanta Police Department has taped an "It Gets Better" video, which has received more than 7,000 hits on YouTube.

Gay Los Angeles Officer Awarded More Than $1M

Friday May 20, 2011
An openly gay police sergeant who said he was subjected to derogatory remarks by his supervisor was awarded $1.1 million by a jury Thursday

ACLU Takes Up Case of Gay State Trooper’s Surviving Partner

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 6, 2010
The ACLU has taken up the case of Corporal Dennis Engelhard’s same-sex partner in a challenge to the Missouri policy that excludes gay spouses from receiving benefits when state police are killed in the line of duty.

U.K. Policewoman Threatens Girlfriend’s Verbal Assailant

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 7, 2010
A U.K. policewoman who reportedly is ordinarily a model of respectful restraint threatened a woman who taunted her girlfriend. The parties involved reportedly had been drinking.

London Policewoman Hangs Herself, Note Cites Homophobia

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 17, 2010
A lesbian police trainee has killed herself in the U.K., leaving behind a suicide note that claims she was the target of homophobia in the workplace.

Gay Minn. Former Cop Claims Discrimination

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 16, 2010
Sean Lathrop was a "golden boy" as a rookie on the police force of St. Cloud, Minnesota, says his attorney, until his superiors realized that the young man was gay.
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