London Policewoman Hangs Herself, Note Cites Homophobia

Published: June 17, 2010

A lesbian police trainee has killed herself in the U.K., leaving behind a suicide note that claims she was the target of homophobia in the workplace.

British newspaper The Sun reported in a June 17 article that trainee officer Lara Goldie, 28, had recently broken up with her partner. The suicide note ran to four pages in length, and claimed that Goldie had suffered anti-gay discrimination at a police training facility and at a police station where she was employed. The note also listed a number of other "personal problems," which the article did not specify.

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