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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.

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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All this fighting, why? God will settle this problem when the time comes. You be what you want to be, while you are here on earth, but when you leave, watch out, I don't think they have a problem with this where you are going.

1047 days ago

Ya Mon    

Why do 1% of the minority get to dictate to the restt of the majority, what is right?

America is cursed, America the new Sodom.

1047 days ago

Mickey Markoff    

Ok, you guys have me LMAO--great material: his nightstick smells like $h*t...OMG.
I have to agree with bobo on this one. Public officials should be neutral, period. As for the department person who wrote that memo: they should be removed to another department that doesn't involve press or contact with the public or anyone else, for that matter.

1047 days ago

Mr. G..    

Law-enforcement needs to Raise the Bar on Police..with all the Sex crimes against children and woman...Our Police and Fire men and woman that do not do such hard to make us all safe..lets not discredit the Men and Woman in Uniform

1042 days ago

Marc Freden    

You have Kobe Bryant shouting out the word ******...then again with the jets guy and David Tyree speaking out against Gay Marriage...and of course you have Tracey Morgan being downright hateful against gays and there are no ramifications. Even the sight of Weiner's Weiner has brought down a Congressman. Are people that afraid of Gays in this day and age? Well Marc Freden, too, has been given pause with the issue. As a gay man, even he feels the need to apologize for the blatant use of the word "******" in his new book "REALLY!?!" Now Freden using the "F" word should get a tacit pass...much like black people using the "N" word to describe themselves. His harmless use of the word...(And you must read the book to understand) has lead him to a video mea culpa on YouTube "Marc Freden Must Apologize to the Gay Community". Furthermore, Freden has pledged that if Kobe Bryant can be fined $50,000 then he too should pay a price. A percentage of every book sold as a result of his apology will go to the Trevor Project - a gay hotline for distressed teens looking for a voice of calm and understanding. It is the least he can do. Who will join Freden in this cause?

1033 days ago
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