The city of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., has started a PR campaign to attract
more gay and lesbian police officers to its force, the
Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.
"I wouldn't mind seeing more openly gay officers
at the department,'' Det. Brice Brittenum--the
newly installed gay and lesbian outreach
official--told the newspaper. The department will also
set up a booth during the city's Pridefest. "I think
that would be great for the department and the community.''
Brittenum, 24, added, "We hope to send a
positive message to the community that we're not going
to turn our backs on any group." (Advocate.com)