A police force announced today that a transgender officer who identifies as a woman has inspired children battling with gender identity to “follow in her footsteps.”
Since going public, PC Skye Morden has been inundated by online trolls, which she characterized as “swimming through a sea of hatred.”
However, West Midlands Police stated today that the officer’s circumstances had also generated emails from parents whose children struggle with their own gender identity.
Speaking in a slick video to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, the force stated that it had “opened their minds” and inspired them to “want to now follow in the PC’s footsteps.”
The communications manager, Brigg Ford, stated, “There have been a great deal of hateful comments, but you should disregard them because the most significant messages are those from parents whose children are suffering with their gender identity.”
‘And those parents have come out to Skye to tell her that her work has opened their children’s eyes and inspired them to follow in her footsteps.’
Officef Personal Computer 46-year-old Skye Morden now identifies as a woman within the West Midlands Police.
After 19 years on the force, PC Morden, who had kept the secret for decades, came out to his family and friends.
Four years ago, the 46-year-marriage old’s ended for unrelated reasons.
PC Morden, who now identifies as female, came out as transgender at that time.
Since coming out, the cop has been subjected to transphobic harassment from online trolls, but her coworkers have been supportive and helped her weather the storm.
In a video commemorating the two-year anniversary of her coming out to coworkers, PC Morden remarked, “Sometimes I do feel like I’m swimming through a sea of hatred.”
“After coming out and receiving a torrent of hatred and abuse, I sought out to the police LGBTQ network and found a family.”
The cop disclosed that receiving online abuse is like “swimming through a sea of hatred.”
Four years ago, the 46-year-marriage old’s ended for unrelated reasons. PC Morden, who now identifies as a woman, came out as transgender at that time.
They gave me strength, courage, and companionship, and they gave me support when I was feeling down, which is something I truly value.
Despite the numerous obstacles PC Morden has encountered since coming out, he claims that he has the “greatest job in the world.”
She continued, “There is no other occupation like police work.”
It is without question the best job in the world, but it is also challenging.
“There are days when you believe the world is against you, but then you reflect on the day you saved a life or did something terrifying, amazing, or frightening.
“But you know what? It made a difference for a vulnerable individual who needed someone to be there for them.”
That day, I made a difference.’
PC Morden joined West Midlands Police in 2001 and was one of the first officers to get X26 Taser training.
The cop is currently striving to help other transgender officers feel accepted and comfortable at work.