The National LGBT+ Police Network have implemented a new communications strategy for 2022-2023, within which are new guidelines for our social media. Communications Lead Paul Bloomer explains, Police officers have a duty to protect the public and keep people safe. This of course extends to our network’s members and people who come to our communication […]
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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT) is a day which aims to unite our community against the hate that’s directed towards LGBT+ people. There are many tools at our disposal for fighting hate; education, raising awareness, creating empathy and understanding are powerful drivers for positive change in society. One thing that is often […]
My name is Tracy O’Hara and I am a Detective Sergeant in Merseyside Police. I am in my 26th year as a Police officer, 21 of those have seen me working within investigations and the majority of my career has been spent covering Liverpool. You may start reading this and think what does Lesbian visibility […]
I grew up in rural Devon during the introduction of Section 28 and remember the anti-gay tabloid headlines very well. I realised I was gay when I was 11 and was bullied throughout my time at school for being different. Unsurprisingly, I didn’t feel able to ‘come out’ until I’d escaped to university. I was […]
My career in Cumbria police started in 1997 as a crime inputter before joining as a police officer in 1999 (seems a lifetime ago). I’d been surrounded by the police environment all of my life with my dad having been a police officer and I was lucky to work with him for the last 2 […]
This is the first blog I’ve shared about me. As usual I wasn’t going to take part, but then I felt inspired by others on our national team to do so. Bizarrely I actually feel quite nervous doing this. Starting Out: From a very young age I knew I was different, I preferred the company […]
At school I knew I wasn’t like the others; I didn’t want a boyfriend, I loved playing sports and climbing trees, I was awesome on a bucking bronco! My mother getting me to wear a dress always resulted in an argument and me sulking for the day – it didn’t stop me riding the bucking […]
I joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2010, and at the same time joined the Gay Police Association NI, (GPA). I went to few meetings, and in 2014 took a spot on the committee, mainly because no one else would. I never felt like the association was out to drive change or that […]
If you had told me 27 years ago when I joined the police that one day I would be writing about being gay, I would have recoiled in horror. I was always a tomboy, one of my earliest memories is playing football with my best friend, me in my beloved Manchester City kit and Brian […]
I am in the final few months of my full time role as General Secretary of the Scottish LGBTI Police Association, a full time role within Police Scotland. I have been a police officer for just over 15 years, starting my policing career in West Yorkshire Police and very much in the closet. It was […]
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It was great to be at Paddington Station recently as @GWRHelp named its ‘Trainbow’ Intercity Express Train in honour and celebration of @BletchleyPark icon Alan Turing.
As well as featuring the 🏳️🌈 flag, the train’s livery includes a nod to Turing's vital codebreaking work.
We're heartbroken at the news of a devastating terror attack on the LGBT+ Community in Oslo, Norway. Our condolences & solidarity are with the survivors, the loved ones of the victims & the LGBT+ Community. We'll #WalkWithPride to stand against the hate that drives these attacks.
Two dead and 21 injured after shooting in nightlife district of Norway’s capital, with police investigating as terror attack