Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 9

Horta do Rosário, www.hphotography.net Martin and SaM amazing the Metropolitan Police are in London at supporting their staff, no matter their background. I honestly have never been treated any differently for my sexuality and have always been judged on merit and my work ethic. They have always also supported my work within the LGBT community. I’m only 28, however I came out when I was 14. Times were different then in terms of meeting other gay guys and the internet and social media were nothing like they are now. I knew little of the community I was becoming part of. From a policing point of view, I hope the media interest will increase the LGBT community’s confidence in us as a service – particularly with regards to LGBT domestic violence and hate crime, which are important to report. Domestic violence can be very hard for someone to talk about in the first place, let alone if they’re from a minority. So... to the date. We have no idea yet, but definitely within the next two years. Both of our best men have been told of their appointment, and we are finding out just how expensive weddings can be, so are starting to save hard. Obviously our mothers are going to play a big part in the organisation of the celebration, but we are all are yet to find time to sit down together because of hectic work schedules. Exciting times are ahead! ‘It is... important to show the Police in a personal light and it demonstrated to the world how amazing the Metropolitan Police are in London at supporting their staff, no matter their background.’ pink weddings magazine » 9