The Portland Police Bureau may not be getting the best press lately but there the many openly LGBT officers are hoping it gets better, and they’re doing their part. This video, released in time for last week’s Portland Pride celebration, features several officers and PPB workers of various orientations and gender identities telling their stories.
“Several months ago, a member of the Portland Police Bureau’s Sexual Minorities Roundtable shared an It Gets Better video done by the San Francisco Police Department,” Sgt. Pete Simpson said. “The Portland Police Bureau Communications Unit decided to create one for Portland and the response from the LGBTQ officers was overwhelming.”
“I’m extremely proud of the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau who participated in this film,” Chief Michael Reese said. “Their honesty and willingness to talk about their lives in a personal and frank way is what makes the film so compelling.”
Read more about the It Gets Better project.
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