First is a blog post by Justin Huang (Pomona 2009) detailing his run-in with "a homophobic cop" in Los Angeles. I was infuriated to read the account but very proud of this fellow Sagehen's reaction. Indeed, homophobia--or at the very least, profiling of homosexuals--is alive and well in the LAPD. If you don't have time to read the whole account, this is the most jarring excerpt:
If we think that institutionalized homophobia like that described by Dale Jennings in today's readings is a thing of the past, then we are sadly mistaken.
Second, and on a more upbeat note: Friendfactor, an equality-focused social media network that I have done some work for, is hosting webinars this week to train allies how to best support the LGBT(etc) community. If you're interested, more information and a signup can be found here.