LA County Sheriff's Department introducing new patch to honor LGBTQ Pride Month

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In honor of Pride Month the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is introducing a Pride Patch.

The Pride Patch was designed by Sheriff Villanueva, who will be wearing it during the LA Pride Parade Sunday.

The new patch will also be handed out to the public for free during the parade.

The sheriff's department is also raising funds for LGBTQ youth in the county who are homeless and in need of services.

In a post online Sheriff Alex Villanueva said "I am proud of each and every one of the fine men and women in the LASD, who serve our diverse communities every day. We will always celebrate the fact that within our ranks, so many LGBTQ members of our Department serve openly and with absolute pride."

For those who are unable to attend Sunday's parade you can purchase the patch online at

All profits will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Homeless Youth Shelter. According to the department within the first two hours of the sale they sold more than 100 patches.