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Justice Dept. to train local police forces to work with transgender people

Thursday, March 27, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence. [ Read more → ]
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Philadelphia police revamps policy on how to treat transgender people

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that department officials say is to ensure everyone is treated with respect. [ Read more → ]
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Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
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Boston police adopts guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
BOSTON -- Boston police have issued new guidelines on how officers should treat transgender people, a policy that one department official says is to ensure that everyone is treated with "respect and dignity." [ Read more → ]
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Study finds majority of hate crimes go unreported to police

Thursday, March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help. [ Read more → ]
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City council appoints Minneapolis’ first female, openly gay police chief

Monday, December 3, 2012
The Minneapolis city council on Friday confirmed 25-year veteran officer Janee Harteau as the city's new Chief of Police, and in doing so Harteau becomes the first woman and first openly gay officer to serve as police chief. [ Read more → ]
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Italian police apologize for labeling homosexuality a ‘deviant’ behavior

Thursday, July 12, 2012
ROME, Italy -- An official of the Italian Carabinieri -- the national police of Italy -- on Wednesday issued a public apology and after being forced to change a training manual that listed homosexuality as a "sexual deviance" in the same category as bestiality, incest and necrophilia. [ Read more → ]
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LAPD website ‘pride’ reflects ‘commitment to diversity and equality’

Friday, June 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department celebrated Pride 2012 by changing the banner on the department's website to reflect its "commitment to diversity and equality." [ Read more → ]
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Hate group speakers draw LGBT protesters at Boston tea party rally

Monday, April 16, 2012
BOSTON -- A Tea Party rally in Boston on Sunday -- featuring guest speakers from two noted anti-gay hate groups -- drew a crowd of counter protesters from LGBT advocacy group Join the Impact Massachusetts and members of the Occupy movement, and led to arrests of at least three people. [ Read more → ]
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SFPD becomes first law enforcement agency to produce ‘It Gets Better’ video

Sunday, February 12, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Police Department has become the first police department in the county to produce an "It Gets Better" video, part of the nationwide campaign to end suicides among LGBT youth, and to bring awareness to bullying of of gay kids. [ Read more → ]
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North Wales police stations to display rainbow stickers to encourage reporting of anti-gay crimes

Friday, October 14, 2011
The North Wales Police Department on Friday said that it will be reinforcing its commitment to equality and diversity by displaying rainbow flag stickers at police front counters across its jurisdiction to encourage LGBTQ people to report anti-gay bias-based crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Jury awards gay cop $1.1 million in harassment, retaliation lawsuit

Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Los Angeles police sergeant who claimed he was harassed because he is gay, and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents, was awarded $1.1 million by a jury on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
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Two Denver police officers fired over excessive force, beating of gay man

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Two Denver police officers were dismissed on Friday for their involvement in a controversial beating a gay man almost two years ago that was captured on police surveillance video. [ Read more → ]
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Gay couple allege police brutality in responding to domestic quarrel

Friday, January 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- A gay couple has filed harassment and brutality charges against the local police department, and claim they were taken out of their homes and beaten in the snow by 10-12 officers with batons. Several neighbors reportedly have photographs and video. [ Read more → ]
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