One here in Connecticut and one in Texas guess which one treats their transgender police officers better? The Blue state with a gender inclusive non-discrimination law or the Red state that is against anything trans?
Austin police has first openly transgender officerMeanwhile here in Connecticut…
By Angie Beavin
Published: November 20, 2014
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department now has its first openly transgender officer. Senior Officer Greg Abbink has been with the force for a decade. Joining as a woman, it wasn’t until this year that he says he really started living.
“So, for about 10 years, the folks here in this department that know me have known me as Emily,” said Sr. Officer Abbink.
That all changed for him this past spring.
“I’m Greg now,” he said, “and so that’s been interesting for folks to have to make that transition.”
Outside of Austin’s city hall on Thursday, people gathered for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Each year someone from APD’s Lesbian and Gay Police Officers Association is one of the speakers. This year was the first time the department had a transgender officer be that person.
Connecticut transgender cop gets fired after long-running dispute with city hall, police departmentThis should happen here in Connecticut, if Texas hasn’t a problem with transgender police officer, why does Connecticut and I can’t help but wonder if the fact that the Texas police officer is a trans-man and the Connecticut police officer is a trans-woman has anything to do with it.
BY David Harding
New York Daily News
Sunday, June 29, 2014
A Connecticut transgender cop has been fired following a long-running dispute with officials.
The Middletown cop claims to have found her work environment hostile when she reported for duty as a woman, claiming that a lieutenant referred to her as "Frank" and "him."