The National Law Enforcement Museum Recognizes Pride Month!

(Two Officers from the DC Metropolitan Police Department during the Capital Pride Parade, Oxley Photography for Capital Pride Parade, 6-10-2023) In recognition of Pride Month, the National Law Enforcement Museum has launched two initiatives that will introduce audiences to the history of LGBTQIA+ officers in law enforcement. First, we published our newest digital exhibit Experience

President of Out to Protect Says Environment Improving for LGBT Police Officers

Greg Miraglia, President and CEO of Out to Protect, says the current state of affairs for LGBT law enforcement officers has changed for the better. Out to Protect’s mission is “to create a greater awareness of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement

In Honor of Pride Month, Museum Honors First Transgender DC Police Officer

Bonnie Nora Davenport O’Neal broke ground as the first transgender Washington, DC, police officer. Born Ormus W. Davenport III on Feb. 25, 1943, in Buffalo, NY, Officer Bonnie Davenport’s education and early career was robust.  An Air Force veteran, she studied at American University, the George Washington University, and earned a Doctor of Public Administration