5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 13

1. Aditi Hardikar, President Obama's LGBT liaison, is stepping down to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. 2. Lesbian activist and author Jeanne Cordova has died at 67. 3. This gay man thinks hi...

Longtime Atlanta police LGBT liaison transferred

The Atlanta Police Department is transferring Senior Patrol Officer Brian Sharp out of the LGBT liaison unit and into the Field Operations Division in Zone 5, replacing him with Officer Courtney Murphy. The mov...
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New Atlanta Police LGBT liaison: ‘I work for you, with you’

Atlanta Police Department Officer Kristin Knight

Officer Kristin Knight made her first official public appearance as the Atlanta Police Department’s new LGBT liaison at the HRC Dinner May 5, but she has been out and open on the force since she began working on foot patrol seven years ago.

Knight, 30, said she came out to her family when she was 18 and moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University from Milford, Conn., where she was born and raised.

“I came out when I was 18. It coincided with growing up and moving out, when I felt more comfortable saying who I was,” she said in an interview at Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters.

The reaction from her family when she told them?

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Letter to the editor: We must welcome Officer Sharp

Dear GA Voice,

I am writing in response to the article “The Atlanta Police Department names new LGBT liaison” by Dyana Bagby. As an individual who identifies as a transgendered pansexual queer, I was so excited to hear that the Atlanta Police Department was going to bring on a second person in the GLBT Liaison position.

However, I was extremely disappointed and discouraged to see the coverage of the situation that GA Voice provided for our community.  The article on your website spent little time devoted to Officer Sharp and this encouraging step by the Atlanta Police Department.  The story that should have been reported was overshadowed with the drama of Officer Harris.

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Learn ways to stay safe

In the wake of recent crimes in the LGBT community, the APD hosts a public safety seminar tonight at Outwrite

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Atlanta police LGBT advisory board meets Monday

The Atlanta Police Department announced the first scheduled meeting of the city’s LGBT Advisory Board.

The panel will meet at Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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Atlanta police plan LGBT public safety seminars

The Atlanta Police Department continues to reach out to the LGBT community, as well as other segments of the city’s population, and ask for their help in solving all crimes. Crime Stoppers is the best way to give a tip to police to solve some of these crimes.

Senior Patrol Officer Powell, the police department’s LGBT liaison, will conduct a series of public safety seminars for LGBT people beginning Sept. 23 at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse.