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Atlanta police tell gay teens ‘It Gets Better’

Atlanta police tell gay teens ‘It Gets Better’

Atlanta police stand up for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights by making a video for the It Gets Better campaign.

The 10-minute film features interviews with gay officers and staff of the Atlanta Police Department, including Deputy Chief Renee Propes, the highest-ranking out person in the APD.

The 23 personnel talk about coming out, the difficulties of growing up ‘different’ and their ability to overcome it.

LGBT ally Police Chief George Turner opens the video, saying: ‘All teenagers go through an awkward phase, but it can be especially daunting if you are someone who is unsure of your sexuality and where your life may be headed.

‘As a police force we will stand up for you. No one deserves to be bullied for any reason.’

The video comes three years after the APD raided gay bar the Atlanta Eagle.

Despite allegedly searching for drugs, witnesses labeled the incident as ‘harassment’.

Watch the Atlanta Police Department’s It Gets Better video below: