Philly police commissioner wants to make force more "gay friendly"


By Gail Shister
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's new police commissioner is pushing a more open attitude toward brotherly love in the city.

Within his own ranks, Charles H. Ramsey wants to make it safe for gay and lesbian officers to be out of the closet amid a macho culture that, he acknowledges, keeps most of them in hiding.

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