Category: Commentary

LGBT Civil Rights Under Attack

This week the Trump administration took two aggressive actions against the rights of LGBT people that could certainly have a direct, significant, and negative impact on LGBT law enforcement professionals.  First, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo overturning President

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Model Recruitment Campaign

San Jose, California is the nation’s tenth largest city and located in the heart of Silicon Valley where companies like Apple and Google call home.  The San Jose Police Department is actively recruiting to fill hundreds of police officer jobs

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Transgender Military Policy

The recent action taken by Trump to ban transgender people from the United States Military harkens of President Eisenhower’s infamous Executive Order 10450, issued in 1953, banning non-heterosexuals from serving in the United States government and labeling them “perverts.”  Is

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Remaining United as a Community and a Movement

I’m troubled by fractures I’m witnessing in the LGBT community where groups are pitting one against the other to the extent we are excluding groups from participating in events like pride.  In the last six months, I’ve seen examples of

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A Tribute To Gilbert Baker

I was a walking through the Castro yesterday with my good friend Matt.  I passed by a storefront window and saw this picture being placed there. I immediately went to my phone to search the news and saw the headlines.

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