THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — This is a major step forward for a fire department with woeful diversity record and is currently battling a Brooklyn discrimination lawsuit.
The male to female firefighter is a third generation family member in the department. Her father is still a firefighter.
From MSNBC: Department sources told the [New York] Post some insensitive colleagues might have a hard time dealing with her transition, but one veteran member said, “especially among those who know the [family], this won’t amount to a hill of beans to them. There’s a lot of respect for the family.”
The unnamed firefighter was quoted in the NY Post: “I am appreciative of the support that the FDNY has given me during this time in my life. However, it is my expressed wish that the details of my personal and professional life remain private . . . ”
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