Budd now trains recruits on what it means to be transgender and answers all their questions, even the personal ones. Ed Mullins, said that he understood why the department apologized. During a Pride March, a group of officers on patrol turned their backs on GOAL officers as they paraded past them. The New York Police Department was facing calls to apologize from organizers of what is expected to be a massive LGBT Pride celebration in the city this year — and from organizers of an alternative Stonewall anniversary march. June 7, A picture that accompanied an earlier version of this article, using information from First Run Features, a film distributor, misidentified the event shown in the image. Tonight, though, they fought back. Name required.
There were about a dozen arrests and an unknown total number of injuries; police reported at least four officers were hurt.
Share Selection. Now On Now on Page Six. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, had also said the department should apologize.
Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement that she believed that police officers in New York continued to harass and abuse transgender people.