GOAL Officers - GOR-88107-12
Three NYPD Officer part of New York City Region One Gay Officers Action League posing before the start of the Pride Parade in New York City.
The Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) was formed in 1982 to address the needs, issues and concerns of gay and lesbian law enforcement personnel. Originally a fraternal organization, GOAL has advocated for the rights of its members and assisted them on matters of discrimination, harassment and disparate treatment in the workplace. GOAL members included both active and retired uniformed and civilian personnel employed in criminal justice professions.
The Gay Officers Action League shall:
1.Support active duty and retired lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (?LGBT?) law enforcement officers and other personnel of recognized law enforcement institutions,
2.Educate and provide sensitivity training for non-LGBT law enforcement officers/personnel with respect to issues of employment of LGBT law enforcement officers/personnel and providing services to the LGBT community at large, and.
3.Promote a positive relationship between the law enforcement community and the LGBT community through a variety of community services and educational forums, with an emphasis on the principles of justice, equity, and equality within the area of law enforcement.