Happy 15th Birthday, Portland Mercury! A Note from Editor in Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey
It feels like, what, almost a year or so since the wave of It Gets Better videos crested? (Not that LGBT bullying is any less of a problem.) Bravo to the San Francisco Police Department for not letting a little thing like the public's lapsed attention get in the way of producing maybe one of the best IGB videos I've ever seen. It's worth the nearly nine minutes it'll take to watch—to see a bunch of police officers very candidly and very bravely share their personal stories. And even get a little misty-eyed themselves.
Portland police officials ought to see about following suit. I sent a copy to Sergeant Pete Simpson, a bureau spokesman, who promised to check it out. "We have talked about this in the past," he says. Maybe this guy, his boss, can offer some pointers.