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Title: A grand marshal who is ‘uniquely different’
Post by: Shana A on October 30, 2009, 09:54:59 am
A grand marshal who is ‘uniquely different’
Officer Dani Lee Harris is first intersex person to lead Pride parade

Oct 30, 2009  |  By: DYANA BAGBY

http://www.sovo.com/2009/10-30/locallife/feature/10797.cfm (http://www.sovo.com/2009/10-30/locallife/feature/10797.cfm)

AS A GRAND MARSHAL of this year’s Atlanta Pride parade, Officer Dani Lee Harris, the LGBT liaison for the Atlanta Police Department, plans to wear her uniform proudly despite the controversy surrounding the APD’s recent raid of the Atlanta Eagle, a gay bar.

“I do understand why there’s controversy, but I wish people would give Atlanta Pride a break,” Harris said. “A lot of truths will come out [of the ongoing internal investigation of the raid] and as a member of the GLBTQI community I don’t want this to mess up the event.”
Title: A grand marshal who is ‘uniquely different’
Post by: Butterfly on October 30, 2009, 10:13:46 pm
A grand marshal who is ‘uniquely different’
Intersex News
By: DYANA BAGBY
30 October 2009


http://intersexnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/grand-marshal-who-is-uniquely-different.html (http://intersexnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/grand-marshal-who-is-uniquely-different.html)


AS A GRAND MARSHAL of this year’s Atlanta Pride parade, Officer Dani Lee Harris, the LGBT liaison for the Atlanta Police Department, plans to wear her uniform proudly despite the controversy surrounding the APD’s recent raid of the Atlanta Eagle, a gay bar.

“I do understand why there’s controversy, but I wish people would give Atlanta Pride a break,” Harris said. “A lot of truths will come out [of the ongoing internal investigation of the raid] and as a member of the GLBTQI community I don’t want this to mess up the event.”

Harris was not involved in the Sept. 10 raid and didn’t learn about it until contacted by the media the morning after it occurred. The outcry from LGBT citizens that followed forced Chief Richard Pennington and top brass of the APD to hold a police conference where Pennington acknowledged Harris should have been involved in the investigation of the gay bar from the beginning. But all that is over for right now, Harris said, and now is the time for the community to come together.