Category: Coming Out

The Catch-22 In The Closet

“Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and professional life…”  These words are from the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and part of the oath law enforcement officers are required swear commitment to upon being hired as a

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Department Backs Transgender Officer

This is a story of a San Diego Police Department officer Christine Garcia who came out as transgender and transitioned from male to female with the support of her department and colleagues.  What a great example of an inclusive, supportive, and

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Celebrating A Decade Of Being “Out”

Ten years ago today I did something I never imagined myself doing.  As I grew up and slowly began to realize I was very different from my peers, because I was attracted to men, I made a conscious decision to

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Coming Out During The Holidays, Or Not

Are you going home for the holidays this year?  Is telling your family that you are L, G, B, or T on your mind?  This is a question we get asked frequently by readers who are in the process of

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Our Radio Show Special

In 2010, we produced a special radio show during law enforcement week to share the stories of some amazing lesbian and gay law enforcement professionals who have “come out” on the job and who are working the streets serving communities

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