Met Police officer proposes to his partner at London LGBT Pride 2016

'He said yes'

Elsa Vulliamy
Sunday 26 June 2016 10:09
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Gay Pride - Met Police officer proposes during parade

A gay police officer got down on one knee in the middle of the London Pride parade and proposed to his partner.

A policeman kisses his fiance after proposing to him during the Pride in London parade, as it makes its way through the streets of central London.

The Met Police LGBT network – launched this week ahead of the Pride march – tweeted a photo of the poignant moment alongside the caption “he said yes”.

Just minutes after posting the first photo, the LGBT Network posted a second, showing one male police officer proposing to another, captioned “he said yes too.”

Around 80 met officers marched in the London Pride parade today, as a show of support to LGBT communities.

The Met Police LGBT Network was set up “to embrace workplace difference, helping to demonstrate the diversity of the Met and its officers and staff.”

“This [the Network] is a culmination of two years’ work, which started with a conversation over coffee in Berlin at the European Gay Police Association conference in 2014,” said PC Anton Brown, chair of the Network.

"The new staff association will represent LGBT matters in the Met, promoting recruitment and delivering training to LGBT liaison officers.

“It will also provide access to local and national events, promote reporting and provide support to members who have suffered LGBT crimes or bullying.”

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