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Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Eric Moutsos
A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties. [...]

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Hundreds attend funeral for gay Latina teen killed by Denver police officers

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Laura Hernandez, center, is surrounded by family members at a gravesite service for her 17-year-old daughter, Jessica, in Westminster, Colo. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a 17-year-old lesbian teen shot to death by Denver police officers, recalling her big heart and gregarious spirit. [...]

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Funeral set for lesbian Latina teen shot to death by Denver police officers

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Jessica Hernandez
Friends and family are planning to gather on Saturday for the funeral of Jessica Hernandez, a 17-year-old gay Latina who was shot to death by Denver police officers. [...]

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Openly gay police chief revitalizes force in minority-dominated California city

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Chris Magnue
Chris Magnus – white, openly gay, soft-spoken – was an unlikely choice to take over the troubled Richmond, Calif., police force when he was lured from Fargo, a city a world apart in terms of crime and demographic makeup. [...]

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Fort Worth police officers speak out for marriage equality in new TV campaign

Monday, January 5, 2015
The ad features Fort Worth police officers talking about why they support the freedom to marry in Texas, and their support for colleague Chris, a detective who wants to someday marry his partner Justin. [...]

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Austin police department has its first openly transgender officer

Monday, November 24, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The city of Austin, Texas now has it’s first openly transgender police officer. KXAN-TV reports that officer Greg Abbink has been on the police force for ten years, but it wasn’t until this year that he says he began transitioning. [...]

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Transgender man says police threatened genital search during traffic stop

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Juan Evans
EAST POINT, Ga. -- A transgender man is demanding an apology after being arrested by East Point, Ga., police last week during a traffic stop because they wanted to verify his gender. Juan Evans tells WSB-TV that he didn’t have his driver’s license with him when he was stopped for [...]

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Officials say officer did not use excessive force at Pittsburgh gay pride

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Souroth Chatterji
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh city officials have determined that a police officer did not use excessive force when he punched a woman at a gay pride event in June. City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge made the announcement Friday afternoon. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, said he was trying to break up a fight [...]

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Police officer investigated for forceful arrest at Pittsburgh pride event

Monday, June 16, 2014
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's LGBT pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation. [...]

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Salt Lake City police officer who refused to work pride parade resigns

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake City police officer who rejected an assignment riding a motorcycle at the front of last weekend's gay pride parade and was put on leave has now resigned. The officer, whose name is being withheld, was put on leave last week after police said [...]

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