Lesbian.com, June 14, 2012
Amy Biggs has been appointed Chief of the Fort Wayne, Ind., Fire Department. Biggs is not only the first female fire chief in the city’s history, but she’s the first openly lesbian fire chief ever in the state of Indiana.
Biggs previously served as assistant chief of human relations for the Department.
Appointed in 2004, Bonnie Bleskachek was the first openly lesbian fire chief in the U.S. She resigned her Minneapolis Fire Department post in 2006 amidst allegations of harassment and discrimination leveled by firefighters there.