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NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community

The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the country to do so, and hope that it will motivate LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

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"Canceling" Cops at Gay Pride Marches and Events is Misguided

Beyond the obvious disregard for the rights of law enforcement personnel who wish to be active participants in pride events is the matter of public safety, which can be seriously jeopardized when cops are kept from large gatherings of people.

Organizers Reverse Ban on Uniformed Officers Marching in CA Pride Parade

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center had previously asked city officers not to participate in uniform in the upcoming gay pride parade.

Gay Cleveland Officer Sues Department for Alleged Harassment

A gay officer with the Cleveland (OH) Police Department has filed suit against his agency for alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.

Former Tampa Police Chief Elected Mayor

Castor served 31 years at the Tampa Police Department, first as a patrol officer and then six years as police chief, according to her campaign website.

Wisconsin Pride Parade Organizers Say Officers Not Welcome

Police officers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison police and Dane County Sheriff's Office will not march in Madison's upcoming Pride Parade because some LGBTQ community members voiced concerns about feeling unsafe with officers participating armed and in uniform.

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

San Jose Police Actively Recruiting LGBT Officers

The San Jose (CA) Police Department is for the first time launching a campaign to recruit members of the LGBT community through a series of public initiatives and an ad campaign.

Uniformed CA Transgender Officer Banned from LGBT Event She Helped Organize

San Diego’s first transgender police officer was kept out of an event at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest earlier this month because she was wearing her uniform.

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Video: NYC Names Intersection for Officer Who Founded LGBT Group

A New York City intersection was renamed on Friday for a police sergeant who formed the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender police fraternal organization.

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