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March 28, 2005

The D.C. police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit

A very good (and long!) article about The D.C. police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit from today's Washington Post:

Other law enforcement agencies across the country -- Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago -- have officers who deal with the gay community, but none has a separate squad like the District's. In addition to four full-time officers, there are eight auxiliary and reserve officers, including one transgender member, Tomi Finkle, a retired U.S. Capitol Police sergeant who now carries a LadySmith .45.

The article focuses on the efforts of tireless, everpresent and friendly Sergeant Brett Parson. Similar article in Metro Weekly. Definitely a good PR week for Brett.

Prince has a new assistant. We love Andrea and her pictures and her hunky friends. She's one of what, 2 straight female bloggers on my blog roll? We should hook her up with the only straight male blogger I have linked, just like how straight people hook us up in the workplace or at a party. "Hey, he's straight, you two should go on a date!!!" God bless 'em, those breeders.

Posted by jimbo at March 28, 2005 10:00 AM

Comments

Maybe it's not "Paradise on the Potomac", but we're doing pretty well. Brett Parson is a great guy, and I don't know how he does it, staying "on" so much. He's a damn good cop; we're very lucky to have him.

It also goes to show how much influence the gay community in DC has. VA may have lower taxes, but if they can't provide fair protection under the law, it's not a place to live.

Posted by: copperred at March 28, 2005 10:53 AM

I read the article last night. Tucson could use a similar police squad. They keep pretending that the occasional hate crime are not hate crimes.

Posted by: homer at March 28, 2005 5:23 PM

We LOVE Brett, He is happy, direct, domineering, bearish and in a police uniform! What more can you ask for-- he even has the handcuffs.

Posted by: Seamus at March 28, 2005 6:49 PM

sorry girl. i have a steady sweetie now.

Posted by: The Mighty Jimbo at March 30, 2005 12:06 AM