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West Hollywood Gets an Openly-Lesbian Sheriff Captain

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When Kelley Fraser was announced as the new Sheriff Captain of West Hollywood, there was no mention about her sexual orientation, only her solid background and career. It wasn't until she recently appeared in front of the City Council with her family that the news was broke that she was openly gay. "The historic posting places a gay person as a LASD branch commander for the first time in Southern California," explained the WeHo News before diving into a long interview with her.

Fraser, who has been a deputy sheriff for 24 years and lives in South Orange County, said she understands the significance of being an openly-lesbian captain in West Hollywood. "Being gay, being a lesbian, trying to figure out who you are as you grow up, was never a struggle for me. I knew who I was and wanted to be," she said. "I’m grateful that they had enough confidence in me to do the job - and that’s just it. I’ve been asked to do the job and I don’t take that lightly."