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Message from the President

IT’S OFFICIAL!  The North/West Corner of Washington Place and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village is also known as Sergeant Charles H. Cochrane Way!  In 1981, Charlie testified at a City Council hearing in support of a gay rights bill and became the first openly gay member of the NYPD.  His testimony came after a representative for the PBA had testified there were no gay people in the NYPD and that gay people were not fit to be law enforcement officers.  Charlie’s testimony and courage forever changed the law enforcement world.  He then founded the Gay Officers Action League in NYC.  Other GOAL’s and other LGBT Law Enforcement Organizations formed throughout the country and then the world.  I will notify everyone with sufficient time as soon as the street unveiling ceremony is scheduled. 

Our next General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1830 hours.  Location TBD.


Carl Locke

Gay Officers Action League PO Box 1774, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10113,   212-NY1-GOAL,

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