Tag Archives: gay cops

One Day After Two Nasty Anti-LGBT Actions, Trump Presents Medal Of Valor To Married Lesbian [VIDEO]

Trump believes that transgender Americans are too much of a “burden” to serve in the military and that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 doesn’t apply to LGBT citizens. Yet he is “honored” to bestow the Presidential Medal Of Valor on Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, the heroic married lesbian who saved the lives of Republican members of Congress. …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Police Chief Resigns After Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Woman Reporting Sexual Assault

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: At the request of the mayor, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced her resignation Friday afternoon in the aftermath of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian woman. Last Saturday, Damond called 911 around 11:30 p.m. to report a possible sexual assault near her home in south Minneapolis, and one of the responding …

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Fox Commentator Todd Starnes Wails That Police Cars Can Have Rainbow Flag Decals But Not Bible Verses

Todd Starnes writes: It’s permissible in the United States to decorate police cars with rainbow flags to celebrate gay pride, but it’s not permissible to decorate police cars with Bible verses honoring law enforcement officers. The Houston Police Dept. is debuting a “Pride Car” for the city’s gay pride parade, the Houston Chronicle reports. Police Chief Art Acevedo is downright …

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Capitol Police Hero Crystal Griner Throws Out First Pitch At Congressional Women’s Softball Game [VIDEO]

Sports Illustrated reports: Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner threw out the first pitch at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game just days after being injured in a shooting at the GOP’s baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Griner has been recovering from a gunshot wound that struck her in the ankle. She was in a wheelchair before the game on Wednesday …

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Married Lesbian Capitol Police Officer Credited With “Fatal Shot” That Brought Down Virginia Shooter

The New York Daily News reports: Republican lawmakers who survived the rampage at an early morning baseball practice say it would have been a massacre if not for a pair of Capitol Hill police officers. Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, at the practice because they’re on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) security detail, returned fire when a …

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FRANCE: Posthumous Wedding For Gay Cop Slain In Paris Terror Attack, Former President And Mayor Attend

France’s The Local reports: The partner of a gay policeman gunned down by a jihadist on Paris’s Champs-Elysees avenue in April has married him posthumously, according to reports on Wednesday. Former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended the wedding on Tuesday of the late Xavier Jugele and Etienne Cardiles. Jugele, 37, was shot dead on April 20 …

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FRANCE: Partner Of Slain Paris Police Officer Delivers Moving Remarks At Memorial Ceremony [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The two candidates in France’s hotly contested presidential election called a brief truce Tuesday to honor a police officer gunned down last week on the Champs-Elysees. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen attended an emotional memorial ceremony for Xavier Jugele, a 37-year-old officer who was gunned down Thursday while sitting in a …

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FRANCE: Cop Killed In Last Night’s Paris Terror Attack Was Member Of French LGBT Police Officers Group

The Independent reports: The police officer killed by a gunman in Paris has been identified as a man who responded to ISIS’ previous attacks on the French capital in November 2015. Xavier Jugelé, 37, was one of hundreds of officers deployed to the Bataclan as militants massacred 90 people with guns and suicide vests. He returned to the concert hall …

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DALLAS: Gay Police Officer Among Those Wounded

A gay police officer was among those wounded in last night’s attack in Dallas. The New Civil Rights Movement reports: Jesus Retana, 39, has worked for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the last 10 years. Retana, above left, is pictured with his husband, Andrew Moss. Moss was behind an effort to get DART to add insurance benefits for same-sex …

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BRITAIN: Cops Get Engaged At London Pride

From the Independent: Two police officers made the most out of the Pride 2016 celebrations with a very public proposal. One officer held up the entire parade to propose to his other half, who he knew would be at the front to cheer him on as he passed. The Metropolitan Police LGBT Network shared two pictures of two officers popping …

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TEXAS: Fort Worth Seeks Gay Cops

(Tipped by JMG reader Alan)

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ARIZONA: Gay Sheriff Paul Babeu Leads Protest Against Migrant Children

In 2012 the Mexican ex-boyfriend of Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu sued him for $1M, alleging that Babeu had threatened to have him deported if the boyfriend were to out him.  Babeu’s run for the US House fizzled shortly thereafter, but not before it was revealed that he spoken at an event staged by a group that wants to end illegal …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Lesbian Police Chief Re-Sworn In After Firing For Being Gay

Earlier this week I reported that the citizens of a small South Carolina town had overwhelming voted to override their mayor and reinstate their lesbian police chief, Crystal Moore, after the mayor fired her for being gay. But the reinstatement did have a hiccup. The council had planned to reinstate her as soon as the ballots were certified, but on …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Small Town Votes To Give Job Back To Lesbian Police Chief

Back in April the openly lesbian police chief of a small South Carolina town was fired by the mayor, who was caught on tape saying that he’d rather have an alcoholic in the job than someone “whose lifestyle is questionable.” Last night the town’s voters slapped the mayor down. Via the Morning News: Dozens of Latta residents danced and cheered …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Town Outraged After Mayor Fires Police Chief For Being Gay

Residents of a small South Carolina town turned out to support their police chief after she was apparently fired by the mayor because she is a lesbian. About 100 residents of this small Dillon County town showed up for a special meeting of the town council Thursday night, all with one subject on their mind: Crystal Moore’s firing from the …

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INDIANA: Third Marriage Suit Filed

Via press release from Indiana Equality: This morning, four lawfully married same-sex couples filed a challenge to Indiana’s marriage law on the basis that the state’s unwillingness to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere violates the U.S. Constitution. Of the eight women who joined the lawsuit, three are police officers and one is a retired firefighter. All four couples were …

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MISSOURI: State Supreme Court Rules That Partner Of Killed Cop Gets Nothing

In 2009 a Missouri State Highway Patrolman was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a car on an icy road as he assisted stranded motorists. On Tuesday the state Supreme Court ruled that his partner is not entitled to any survivor benefits. His partner of 15 years, Kelly Glossip, filed suit after he was denied …

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TENNESSEE: Church Boots Out Lesbian Cop’s Relatives After City Backs Benefits

Two weeks ago I reported that the small Tennessee town of Collegedale had become the first in the state to offer benefits to the partners of LGBT employees. Among the people that supported the measure was openly gay Collegedale police officer Kat Cooper and her wife. In retaliation, a local church has booted Cooper’s relatives out of the congregation. Leaders …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Chief Of Police Marries

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has gotten married in a ceremony officiated by the mayor. Her wife, Holly Keegel, is also a city cop. They waited a few days to take advantage of the Aug 1 law that gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Minnesota. Chief called me first Saturday because when I interviewed her in June, I …

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COLORADO: Judge Orders State To Pay $768K To Gay Former Trooper

The Colorado State Patrol has been ordered to pay $768,268 to a former trooper who was refused reinstatement after they learned he is gay. State Senior Administrative Law Judge Mary McClatchey said in a 25-page opinion that former State Patrol Capt. Brett Williams — who she said was highly dedicated to the patrol, where he enjoyed a “stellar career” — …

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