Eat Some Pizza. Raise Some Dough. May 14th through May 16th, dine in at the Uno Pizzeria & Grill and up to 20% of your check will be donated to Hampton Roads Pride to support our efforts! Grab some friends for some of that deep-dish Chicago-style goodness and do a little good at the same time! Just print out the coupon below and show it to your server OR just show them this post on your phone and you’re good to go! Download Coupon
LGBT Liaison Officers Appointed at Police Departments in All Seven Hampton Roads Cities NORFOLK – With the appointment of Sergeant Jessica Pennington as the LGBT Liaison Officer for the Newport News Police Department, Hampton Roads Pride is delighted to announce that LGBT Liaison Officers have been appointed in all of the seven major Hampton Roads cities. The relationship between the LGBT community and law enforcement is rapidly evolving in response to changing laws, policies, and social perceptions about people who identify as LGBT. Hampton Roads Pride and regional law enforcement agencies are taking pro-active steps to enhance our relationship and to establish a meaningful, ongoing dialogue so that we may better serve our community. Hampton Roads Pride has advocated for the appointment of LGBT Liaison Officers in local police agencies since Norfolk Police Department created the first program in August of 2015. Hampton Roads Pride, in cooperation with our local, state, and federal partners, has played a critical, coordinating role in advocating for, establishing, and supporting these important positions. In January, Hampton Roads Pride and WHRO presented a community Town Hall conversation at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Over 300 people attended “Law Enforcement, Rights, and Safety” where members of the community and law enforcement professionals gathered to help establish and enhance vital bridges of trust and understanding. The specific responsibilities of LGBT Liaison Officers vary from agency to agency, but some responsibilities include: Serve as both a spokesperson for the organization to a local LGBT demographics as
Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle Appoints LGBT Liaison Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle today announced the appointment of the first LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Liaison to the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office. Effective immediately, the position will be held by Cpl. Guy Saucier, a tenured law enforcement officer. The purpose of creating the LGBT Liaison position is to continue ensuring an inclusive work environment for everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity – and work to break down any barriers that may exist between law enforcement and the LGBT community. The LGBT Liaison will work closely with the Human Rights Commission Liaison, serve as a resource for sworn and civilian staff on LGBT issues in the workplace and represent the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office at community events. “I am proud to appoint the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office’s first ever LGBT Liaison,” said Sheriff Ken Stolle. “I know Cpl. Guy Saucier will do a great job and will play a vital role as we expand our community outreach, improve our diversity and work toward effectively representing every part of our community.” Cpl. Saucier has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience, including more than six years with the Air Force Security Forces and more than 21 years with the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office. He is currently assigned to the VBSO’s Training Division, where he is the lead firearms instructor and a Crisis Intervention Team instructor. “I am honored to accept
2019 Board Nominations Are Open If you are interested being on the Hampton Roads Pride Board of Directors, you may now apply online. Board Member Responsibilities Attend 12 Membership Meetings and 12 Executive Board meetings a year. Membership Meetings occur on the first Monday of each month, Executive Board Meetings occur on the Third Monday of each month. Chair or Co-chair a committee. Committee Chairs are responsible for recruiting and retaining committee members, holding meetings, reporting activities to the board and membership and maintaining their budget. Be an active fundraiser and membership recruiter for Hampton Roads Pride. There is a give/get policy of at least $500 a year. We ask for 100% participation for board members to donate from their personal funds as board member philanthropy helps with grants and corporate sponsorship. Represent Hampton Roads Pride in the community. Other duties/responsibilities.