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TABC To Get Some Diversity Training

We're still waiting on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's investigation report that's supposed to "address the issue of the agents' use of force at the Rainbow Lounge"; it was due a few weeks ago, but it's now overdue. Till then, in the aftermath of the June 28 raid on the gay bar in Fort Worth, the TABC just sent word that it's going to work with Resource Center Dallas "to provide diversity training for agency employees around the state." And, says the agency, that means all of its employees -- the 300 certified peace officers and the 400 civilians working for the TABC. And what, precisely, will that training involve? Per the TABC:

The course objectives are:
  • Supporting a quality and inclusive workplace for TABC employees
  • Building awareness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community
  • Supporting positive relations between TABC and the GLBT community.
Moments after the TABC sent its release, the Resource Center followed with a few comments of its own. Here's one from Cece Cox, the center's associate director for GLBT community services: "This training is designed to assist TABC in its day-to-day dealings with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) communities not only in the workplace, but also in professional interactions with the public."

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Robert Wilonsky
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