Though cops across the nation have marched in Gay Pride parades, the San Francisco Police Department is the first of its kind to produce an “It Gets Better” video. It features a heartfelt message from SFPD commissioner Greg Suhr and teary coming-out stories from out officers of the peace.
“I was a smallish young man growing up here in San Francisco,” says Suhr in the opening of the video. “And I’d get bullied all the time, even though I had many brothers and sisters. I really appreciated it when people stood up for me. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to grow up as an LGBT youth today. Nobody deserves to be taunted or bullied. It does get better, and until it does, we here in the San Francisco Police Department are going to stick up for you.”
Memo to the NYPD and LAPD: get the cameras rolling, stat!