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Open lesbian Renee Propes talks about promotion to deputy chief for Atlanta Police Department

Renee Propes began work last Thursday in her new assignment as a deputy chief for the Atlanta Police Department, the first known openly gay person to hold a command position within the APD. She's a native Atlantan and has been on the force for 27 years.

Propes attended the APD's LGBT Advisory Board meeting Monday night and spoke with Georgia Voice for a few minutes about the excitement of her promotion as well as serving as a role model for others who cannot be out in the workplace.

"It's very exciting," she said about receiving the news from Chief George Turner. "This is the pinnacle of my career."