RCMP Diversity? – LGBTQT
Just wondering as I was reading through the Archived topics, there in one area that is not there. LGBTQT issues!
I have been through one incident of harassment that included that topic, the RCMP buried it literally. As being an LBGT person, out and an activist, I basically have been a target for anything and everything. I just wonder how many of our cases of PTSD overall include the issues pertaining to this one group who is not well represented if tolerated in the RCMP. If anyone can answer that, it would be appreciated. Yes I am aware of the past history of the RCMP towards LGBT persons, from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s … read the book, The Canadian War on Queers, National Security as Sexual Regulation by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile, it is extraordinary and I have met Gary and he and I of course discussed this and lived through all that and I remember it.
But this has to be an underlying reason for abuse, harassment, homophobia by management. It doesn’t happen here in the RCMP really? If anyone out there is a member out or not, get a hold of Ottawa and start pressing them, some want to organize a Advisory Committee, in Diversity. I would take part but not sure if I can now that I am on leave.
It is interesting because no one talks, and in order to gain diversity and respect you must talk.