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Gay cops moving closer to equality

Chicago's gay and lesbian officers will host an international symposium during this year's Pride festival

By Neil Steinberg
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — In 1992, when five Chicago Police officers marched in the city's Gay Pride Parade -- the first time cops publically participated in that event -- fellow officers working crowd control snubbed them as they passed.

"They turned their backs on us," said Kathy Dore, one of the five, who retired last year after 27 years on the force.

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