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Trans, gay police officers make moves in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As they make transitions, two out policemen are in different stages of their careers with the San Francisco Police Department, but they share a desire to see people reach out more to the agency.

Out transgender Officer Broderick Elton, 35, is taking on a new role in the department, and out gay Lieutenant Pete Thoshinsky, 54, has retired from the force.

In another transition at the SFPD, out gay Sergeant Chuck Limbert was promoted to lieutenant in June, as the Bay Area Reporter noted in a blog post. Reached by phone recently, Limbert said, "I love my new job," but he hasn't been available to comment further.

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