Gays and Lesbians in Police Departments

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Bring New Faces to the DADT debate


I had the opportunity to attend a special presentation of the Brave New Foundation's latest installation of the In Their Boots series, the documentary short Silent Partners (Thursday, July 16, 2009, Backstage Theater at Sony Pictures, LA). The screening featured a discussion with Dan Choi, a West Point-trained former infantry officer and Julianne Sohn, a former marine, each discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, as well as Jake Diliberto, a self-described evangelical straight ally and Brian Baker, an Episcopal minister, military veteran, and West Point graduate.  read more »

Outcomes Associated with the Integration of Open Gay and Lesbian Personnel in the San Diego Police Department

November 1, 2001
Aaron Belkin and Jason McNichol
Palm Center White Paper

A new University of California study has found that the integration of open gay and lesbian officers has improved the organizational effectiveness of the San Diego Police Department.  read more »

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