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Gay Cop Told Marching in Gay Parade a 'Discredit'

6/7/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned a gay cop will file a complaint against his department, after he was denied the right to march in uniform Sunday in the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade because it would bring "discredit" to his department.

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Gloria Allred is repping the California officer, who made a written request to march in uniform with other gay law enforcement officers and citizens.  Allred says the Department responded IN WRITING that the march would be a "discredit" to the cop shop.  Yes, in writing -- stuuuuupid.

Allred will hold a news conference Tuesday at 11 AM PDT in her L.A. office and the cop will appear.

We're told the cop will announce he's filing an employment discrimination complaint against the department based on sexual orientation ... though Allred won't reveal which department she's targeting until she takes the mic.

TMZ will live stream the news conference.



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mannequin    

The more you try to shove something down someones throat, the more they will gag on it. Gay rights should not a political issue.

1145 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Wow, I'm impressed! I've read all of the comments so far and I think they are the most thoughtful ones I've seen on TMZ...ever! And I agree that this officer's position is wrong...he is not going to be on-duty so he should not be wearing his official uniform.

1145 days ago
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Anonymous    

People commenting on here have likely never been to a WeHo gay pride parade. I have, and it's more about exhibitionism, i.e. ***** swinging freely in the wind and asses bare. I think the department's reference to "discredit" to the uniform makes sense to me given the context.

1145 days ago
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Jackie    

If he is off duty, then he should go wearing some sexy clothes or half nude. It's a parade after-all. why go in a uniform which is gonna make you sweat? It's not a police matching parade, it's LGBT parade.

1145 days ago
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OMG    

bobo 6 hours ago
No Police Officer, Firefighter or Military personel are allowed to participate in political activity while in uniform. Common sense. Doesn't matter if its pro or anti gay, republican, democatic, communist, equal rights, abortion, what have you. You want to participate and exercise your rights as a private citizen, fine, great, then dress like a private citizen. While in uniform, you represent the department, not yourself, and the department is supposed to be neutral, if you are marching, you are not neutral.


That's right, there is no need to have his uniform on if you're not on duty. March you happy ass in civilian clothes.

1145 days ago
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OMG    

kitnplayn 6 hours ago
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Well said! I second that!

1145 days ago
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honesty    

Gay pride parades (for many years now) have been family affairs. Preachers, firefighters, Babies with 2 moms, tots with 2 dads, nuns for pride, art communes, human rights international, PFlag, Gay Doctors for Rights, Gay Vets, Gay Teachers, Gay Bodybuilders(you can't go to the gym now, unless the seriously ripped male bodybuilders are not gay gym bunnies), and etc etc etc. I thought Hollywood was one of the most gay friendly places in the world. Even in Hollywood some redneck, ignorant,sexually confused dummy can even make it into the "Protect and Serve" crowd. Can we say, this cute gay cop will have his gay gym bunny membership paid for a very very long time, and Allred will be going to Hawaii on Hollywood's dime?

1145 days ago
53.

Muppet    

Twilight you are spot on with your post!!!!

1145 days ago
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OMG    

Puckett 5 hours ago
As always Gloria picks her battles and she will win. If this went to a jury they would never agree that a Gay Pride parade isn't inherently political in nature, and if it's political in nature it's legitimate for the Dept. to say NO you can't participate in an off duty political event WHILE IN UNIFORM.

But it won't go to a jury. The Dept will settle and put it behind them for expediency, and that is what morally bankrupt ambulance chasers like Allred count on. WINNING!


You're wrong. The uniform doesn't belong to him. Just like the chicks on the job can't go on sex magazine wearing the uniform. They're not telling him he can't march, he just can't march with his uniform on.

1145 days ago
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Jai    

The Department can't be anymore discredited then what it already is!

1145 days ago
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Michelle     

bobo 6 hours ago
No Police Officer, Firefighter or Military personel are allowed to participate in political activity while in uniform. Common sense. Doesn't matter if its pro or anti gay, republican, democatic, communist, equal rights, abortion, what have you. You want to participate and exercise your rights as a private citizen, fine, great, then dress like a private citizen. While in uniform, you represent the department, not yourself, and the department is supposed to be neutral, if you are marching, you are not neutral.
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Cops march in uniform at the st.patricks day parade in NYC

Irish pride
Gay pride
who cares

and the people making ignorant comments are sad and pathetic!

1145 days ago
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TMP    

I don't know about where he lives, but where I live, you can't be part of "political events" in uniform. It's not a violation of your rights. This person could still legally be part of the parade, he would just have to wear something else... even a police costume.. just not his issued uniform from the police department.

Also, I'd feel for him more IF he didn't hire Allred. It doesn't matter what the case is about, if she's part of it, it's instantly seen as a joke. Sorry.

1145 days ago
58.

Jake    

Sorry, I don't buy it. 95% of the West Hollywood PD is gay.

1145 days ago
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Mr.Mann    

Take the uniform off. Why does the *** need to wear his work clothes? A good *** doesn't draw attention to his place of business. He's a bad ***.

1145 days ago
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Papo    

Hey richard_nixon69 go suck a presidential sized ****. Don't bring obama name in nothing. Stick to the topic.. you ass.

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