The Gay Officers Action League, New York City’s organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) criminal justice professionals, held its 23rd annual dinner dance April 15 at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The group honored Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a lesbian who has represented the West Village in Albany for more than a decade, and was the first openly LGBT elected official in the state; Vivian Rodriguez, a retired detective who is the immediate past president of GOAL and now works as a consultant to the federal Department of Homeland Security; and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, which is a research and education effort devoted to study of the Holocaust.
Jaime Katz (l.), GOAL’s president of GOAL, is pictured here with (l. to r.) Alfonso Quiroz, a staff assistant to Queens City Councilwoman Helen Sears, Det. Vivian Rodriguez (ret.), Councilwoman Sears and Jeff Simmons, press secretary to city Comptroller William Thompson.