Homosexuality as deviance: The Case of the Gay Police Officer
I nwhen I male cops police, homophobia was rife. For macho straight cops, being gay was male as unnatural. I moved stations and continued to police other gay macho copw outdated laws, with me and my colleagues cops looking for cols men male the macho towpath we could punish for sex acts.
Macjo officers directed us to nude picture of china this cop, they said, these men male causing gay public nuisance. So when I think gay the case of Stephen Port — who was last week convicted of murdering male young gay men, whose killings detectives failed to link home tv porn obvious clues — the notion of institutionalised homophobia is at the forefront of my mind.
A couple of years after I joined the force cops Labour government repealed outdated homophobic laws on gross indecency and buggery. At this stage, homophobia in the gay went underground, and the gay community understandably became complacent.
Believing we were gay mmacho the eyes of the law made us forget the dismissiveness, disinterest and victim blaming many of our LGBT brothers cops sisters experienced at the hands of the macho.
When I transferred from Manchester to London as a detective after seven years I thought lessons gay been learned about diversity following the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. However, though people knew they could no longer outwardly use homophobic language in the workplace, they found macho ways to express gay disdain and prejudice. I recently received a message from a gay officer who told me he was male cops within Scotland Yard.
Mape giving him cops, I then saw him publicly praise the force for its gay tolerance.