Many gay and lesbian police officers still fear the consequences of revealing their sexuality as they rise through the ranks, according to new research. A survey of 1, senior police officers by the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales PSAEW found four out of 10 lesbian or gay superintendents and chief superintendents have "experienced discrimination in the policing workplace". Respondents to the survey said homophobia still existed at "a subtle underlying level" within the force. One senior officer admitted they "would love to be openly gay" but did not feel they could be.
Britain’s Secret Political Police – Consortiumnews
Gay cruising in England and Wales
This is an overview of key dates in not just Stonewall's history but in the development of lesbian, gay, bi and trans history in terms of social, political and legislative change, representation and visibility. Despite this, the recommendations are rejected by the government. The Committee attracts support from leading figures in the medical profession, the arts and the church. It is based on a parallel movement in the US based on revolutionary politics.
Staff Associations can offer individuals support and advice on their social wellbeing. Statutory Staff Associations are in place to represent the interests of their members. The Scottish Police Federation represents the interest of police officers up to Chief Inspector rank.