ERG welcomes Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) diversity moves
‘This comes following the assignment some time back of a specific officer to liaise and be responsible for community and internal issues related to LGBT oriented persons. And with whom the group is happy to liaise.
‘All this is a far cry from the difficulties ERG faced in the early 2000’s (when it was still GGR) when we ended up having to walk out of regular liaison meetings with the RGP leadership in protest over the refusal to admit the existence of homophobia in our society, despite acknowledged and very worrying violent incidents against gay people in our community at that time .
‘Thankfully, this was a position the RGP corrected in later years; indeed the Force was represented on various occasions and events at ERG-organised public events to raise awareness against discrimination. A gesture for which this group was grateful. We therefore support any and all moves the RGP commits to in order to equally acknowledge and protect diverse citizens in Gibraltar.