THE touching moment two police officers proposed to their respective partners at London Pride has been captured on camera.
Both pictures were tweeted out by the Met’s LGBT network, with one of the men proposing to a fellow police officer and the second proposing to his boyfriend in the crowd.
Happily, according to the tweets, both proposals were accepted as the London Pride crowd looked on.
The spontaneous gestures by the two officers occurred amid heightened security at the parade, following America’s largest mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando which claimed the lives of 49 people.
The Pride in London organistaion, who were delighted by the news, tweeted: “Amazing to see all the love for the newly engaged couple flooding our notifications!”
According to a news report by a London Newspaper, the LGBT Network was set up by the Met to try and educate their officers so that they can respond to crimes and issues affecting the LGBT community sensitively.
PC Anton Brown, the chair of the Network, told the Evening Standard newspaper: “This is the culmination of two years’ work, which started with a conversation over a coffee in Berlin at the European Gay Police Association conference in 2014.
“The Met had been lacking in a LGBT staff association for a number of years and after a lot of hard work the Network was finally launched.
“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.
“The Network will also work with the LGBT community to signpost members of the public to support services.”