Post by fedbluepride on Apr 24, 2017 11:10:15 GMT -5
Brand new to Blue Pride and happy to be here. I've come out wholly at work as a gay Federal Agent just this year and am very proud to have done it and much happier for it. I was tired of living in fear as I had for so many years. Would be great to find other gay LEOs in my area to hang out with.
Welcome to the site! Though it has just this year disbanded, Florida LEGAL had several members that live and work in the south Florida (including Broward down to Monroe Co) area and several on the the south west side of Florida. I am west central Florida. I know there are some a little north of me and in central (Orlando) Florida. Many of them are also BluePride members, though they seldom if ever post to this sight. Maybe during their lurking around they will see your messages and hit you up. I hope so. This has been a much more active site in the past but has slowed down greatly. I have met some wonderful people through BluePride and have had occasion to meet and socialize with them in several other states besides Florida! There are plenty of interesting topics to read about as well as some goofy stuff in the various threads. I'm sure you'll be hearing from at least a couple others who will also extend their welcomes to you as well!
Post by fedbluepride on Apr 26, 2017 7:29:21 GMT -5
Thanks for the welcome, hcsodale! I've been an LEO for 18 years, but have yet to meet a SINGLE "family" brother of any stripe. I guess I am partly to blame in that I have my protective shield up 24/7 fearing I'd be the "fag" in the office, ya' know. Well, this New Year's, I decided this is my year to live more happily at work. I've put up a small P-flag in my office next to my Thin Blue Line sticker and even got a discreet Thin Blue Line tattoo to show my LE pride. It's been a good year with no negative repercussions so far. Now, if I can meet some other GB brothers, that'd be awesome. Again, happy to be here and hope we can get this site rocking again. If you are ever in Broward County, look me up; we can grab a beer.
We have members from all over the country, including a decent number from Florida.As well as some from other countries! Now if they'd just post/check in a little more!!!! I didn't realize that Florida LEGAL disbanded but on some level I'm not 100% surprised. It's really sad but I'm pretty sure I know what planted the seeds of it's destruction/decay. Maybe they'll reconsider and reform.... who knows?....
I admit I'm kind of lazy when it comes to posting lately but we do check in and contribute, which is all we can ask of the members.