Getting Brian Sharp out of his police uniform on his downtime. No not that way, you dirty mess. One of Atlanta Police Department’s gay liaison officers turns some off-duty time into a serenade of hope almost as inspiring as his on-duty work.
Sharp, who is taking some serious steps to becoming one of gay Atlanta’s most prolific tweeters, recently donned an “Everyone. Equal” shirt, cranked up the home video, and put some pop on that same beautiful voice you heard when he sang the national anthem at AIDS Walk. He’s hoping people like his YouTube cover of Justin Beiber’s “Be Alright” (video above) as much as he enjoyed making it.
“I just really like the song,” Sharp tells Project Q Atlanta. “I kind of equate it to my message for everybody. We go through some tough times and everybody needs a little encouragement.”
It might even go double for LGBT people who watch the video, he says.
“That message is universal, but it’s particularly important to LGBT folks,” Sharp continues. “It’s kind of like [APD’s] It Gets Better video. “We’re struggling with so many things, like the marriage equality issue right now or anti-bullying. It’s easy to get bogged down in that stuff and it can weigh on us, and I just think we need to take a breath sometimes and realize everything’s going be alright.”