A British police force has been named Britain’s top gay employer, employing on gay for every ten officers. Stonewall, the gay organization that compiles the list of the most equitable places for gays and lesbians to work, says the results are from the force’s active recruiting in the “pink press.” But things weren’t always so chummy-chummy.
Less than 10 years ago Staffordshire police, which this week will be named winners of the award, were ridiculed for mounting an operation to spy through peepholes on men “cottaging” in public conveniences in Stoke.
Relations with the gay community reached a low point when 21 men, many of them married, were arrested, with some losing their jobs, their wives and their homes.
Sounds good to us. We may just have to scoot across the pond and try and get ourselves arrested, now. We’ll be in cell block P. (ok, we know that was bad.)
Police force is top gay employer [The Times of London]