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August 7, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask openly gay Officer John Smith if things have changed in the Los Angeles Police Department, and he replies that he can now walk down the hallway "and not have people poke fun at me." That small measure of decency would hardly seem to be a hallmark of progress, but in a department long known for its hostility to gay men and lesbians, it does stand for something. "We have come a long ways," said Smith, a 12-year veteran of the force who publicly revealed his homosexuality in 1991.
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August 7, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask openly gay Officer John Smith if things have changed in the Los Angeles Police Department, and he replies that he can now walk down the hallway "and not have people poke fun at me." That small measure of decency would hardly seem to be a hallmark of progress, but in a department long known for its hostility to gay men and lesbians, it does stand for something. "We have come a long ways," said Smith, a 12-year veteran of the force who publicly revealed his homosexuality in 1991.
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