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  DRPS Cst. Honoured as LGBT Champion

May 26, 2011 14:59 ET

Durham Regional Police Cst. Keith Richards has recently been given the Champions Against Homophobia and Transphobia Award from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Community. As a result of Keith’s continuing engagement, this is the second time he has received the award in three years.

The award was given to Cst. Richards as part of the 3rd Annual Champions against Homophobia & Transphobia Community Awards Night, held at Club 717 in Oshawa.

“I’m honoured to be recognized by our community partner, PFLAG,” said Cst. Richards. “As a service, we will continue to foster relationships with our LGBTQ community, both internally and in the public, and build upon our successes.”

The event was organized by PFLAG, a national advocacy group devoted to all Canadians with issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. Following the ceremony, a silent auction was held with its proceeds benefitting PFLAG Durham and the AIDS Committee of Durham.

For more information, please visit the PFLAG Canada website.

Congratulations, Keith!

Below are attached files.
Keith Thumb (JPG file, 34.3K bytes)
Cst. Richards and award nominee Hilary Schuldt of Durham Region’s Social Services (JPG file, 301.8K bytes)