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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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76.

Ronald    

GUY CANT MARCH IN GAY PARADE CUZ IT IS DISCREDIT TO DPT. BUT THEIR IS A SGT ON LAPD FORCE THAT CAN TAKE NAKED FOTOS OF HESELF AT WORK AND SEND THEM TO HE MISTRES ON THE DPT COMPUTER FROM LAPD E-MAIL N DPT IS OK WIT IT.

1145 days ago
77.

JBDragon    

Why does there even need to be a Parade for this? TO shove it in everyones face??? How about a Straight Pride parade??? You really shouldn't have one without the other!

1145 days ago
78.

brenda    

An officer does wear the uniform during a night of drinking at bars.

An officer doesn't wear the uniform marching in a gay pride parade. Where's the problem?

1145 days ago
79.

Alex    

Hard to believe that there is still such professional ignorance in LA County. LASD and LAPD have been marching in uniform since 1993. The Sheriff of LA County has been marching with us (in uniform) for over 10 years! I can't wait to find out which department this is. It's also too bad that there are immature people on this site making lewd comments. But that goes to show how far ignorance spreads.

1145 days ago
80.

Superstarsteve    

For everyone who rags that "gays want special rights" you don't know what you are talking about. We want the same rights as everyone else, and if you haven't noticed it's not happening..for some reason in the US, but other countries have done it and moved on with no ill consequences.

I say let the gays get married so they can figure out why straight people are so bitter. I'm gay, I don't want to get married, but if you want to serve your nation, participate fully in society and contribute to it by getting married, knock yourselves out. I have no interest in gay marriage other than that when it's put up for a vote we are outnumbered from the get go...a vote? How do we (smallish group really) compete against a "popular vote"?

Were civil rights put up for a vote? And if they were today, I wonder how that would go?

From what I read...not very well.

1145 days ago
81.

firebaby    

does there need to a press conference for every damn thing this woman does? omfg... if laura wasser is the disso-queen (as you never let us forget) gloria allred has got to be the queen of press conferences.... i swear, america is so caught up in media in ridiculous....

and if he can't march in uniform, he can't march in uniform, period... they never said he can't *march*, just not in uniform.. what's the big deal? i bet they wouldn't like it if he scrubbed toilets in uniform, or went drinking and clubbing in it either... stop making a mountain out of a molehill...

1145 days ago
82.

middleagedcrazy    

Devil's Advocate here:

But what about the people who are truly offended by 'gay pride'? I am not talking ignorance or tasteless jokes, but honestly religious people who believe that acting on those feelings or orientation is a sin?

Somehow their religion does not matter?

Probably the same proportion of deeply religious people offended by homosexuals as homosexuals in the general population.

So the same courtesy should be extended to homosexuals as religious people who are deeply offended by those actions.

1145 days ago
83.

Zoe    

I'm surprised by this because I have been to that parade several times and the police force always marches as part of it.

1145 days ago
84.

middleagedcrazy    

@ Zoe -- Yeah, I was trying to make that point earlier. A lot of departments have a regular flag group that marches in uniform at ALL parades.

For all we know, the guy had too many complaints against him and he decided to play the 'gay' card. If Gloria is involved, probably the most likely scenario. Can't wait to see the complaint.

1145 days ago
85.

fran    

kitnplayn 9 hours ago

This seems a little bit too opportunistic. Seriously, wearing a uniform in a gay pride parade is a discredit to the uniform, not because the officer is gay, but because the parade is an exercise in sexual exhibitionism. I don't want to see anyone at any public gathering in a police uniform, except for the police on duty.

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very well said ,and I agree that its a sexual exhibition..no place for a police uniform if not on duty.

1145 days ago
86.

Ray     

Can we just PLEASE remove Kommiefornia from the USA?

1145 days ago
87.

fran    

right on Chaps

1145 days ago
88.

Gsharon 710    

Whatever noise you get about your parades, blame the precious group who had to sling spit and tears when someone used the word faqqot.

If you had just stfu, people would have had a good laugh and went on about their business. Your support is next to none. Those people who said it, and were heard, probably did not even have in mind same sex couples.

I understand not every gay person was behind the Gladd silliness, but more should have stood up against Gladd instead of suggesting the ones who dare utter the word faqqot should be fined and have to work with gay groups.

You get nothing here. Just don't darken my neighborhood where we have CHILDREN who are not at the age yet where we need to tell them about f...I mean, people who desire the same sex.

Some seemed so damn concerned that children actually were close by when the word was uttered, now we have you switching away down the streets looking like a circus for all children to see. Are you concerned now? Hell no. I know my written azz beating is coming, so I just say.."Bring It!" I just hope the wind is not blowing strong. Imagine............

1145 days ago
89.

ryansouth    

Well-written and relevant article.

Did anyone see the funny article about the gay pride protest???

http://milkthebull.com/2011/06/07/gay-pride-protestors-break-into-full-blown-orgy/

1145 days ago
90.

SiouxCityBoy    

First, I have seen military, both active and retired march in parades which were in support of Republicans, Democrats, the Irish, and other similar political events. Same with Police and Fire Departments. Sometimes firemen were driving Fire trucks or police were riding horses.

There is nothing wrong with what the Police Officer wanted to do.

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