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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Policeman who proposed to boyfriend at Gay Pride says he 'wished he hadn't'

A police officer who proposed to his boyfriend last year at London's Gay Pride has said he regretted his decision to make a public proposal after the video went viral and hateful comments followed, with some wishing them dead.

PC Phil Adlem shocked his boyfriend and the thousands of people present at the Gay Pride event when he stepped away from his duties, went down on one knee and popped the question.
His partner replied in the affirmative and they shared a romantic kiss in front of the cheering crowd. Videos of the romantic proposal quickly spread online and so did the hate comments.

Writing for The Guardian, Phil now admits he wished he never made the public proposal due to the shocking abuse he has faced online. He said the immediate responses were positive and warm but when he went online the vile comments wiped the smile off his face.

He said:

"I looked through the online comments from the British public. Most were fantastic. But my smile did not last long as I continued reading."
He found comments that were downright homophobic and some that were simply too vile to be repeated.
"Both should be hanged till death," one comment read and another went: "don't blame ISIS if they strike them".
He was offered media interviews but turned them all down as a result of the hateful comments. It was no better at work as Phil became the recipient of hate from a colleague, causing him to regret proposing in public.

Phil said:
"A further hostile reaction at work from one of my colleagues and another from an old college friend was enough for me to wish I had never done it."
Phil, who is a speaker for an LGBT charity, also revealed he was subjected to a brutal homophobic attack on his 18th birthday.
He added:
"Despite all this, I know I am lucky. I am lucky to live in a time when I can join the police service as an openly gay man – and I have previous generations to thank for that. But even among young people in Britain today, my story is far from unique."

30 comments:

okafor richard said...

Fuck off biko na so ya papa take born u olodo

okafor richard said...

I don't knw the god this people believ in buh which ever god they serve created ws never gay that's why we hav male and female...

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Dog don chop bone wey dey put for him neck

tsalz said...

Big fool

Esther Norah said...

Idiot, which generation are u thanking for allowing gay, this caused generation? He shodnt have regretted. Not everyone approves it period

RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.

Ike Louisa said...

You tried. Why are now regretting your action? Did anybody forced you? Continue you go hear am.

kaleidoscope kaleidoscope said...

Sick mofo

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Their cup of coffee
Why is he regretting, he should take pride in his foolery.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Ichipi Jite said...

Good for him.

Vivian Reginalds said...

b4 nko, suddenly he's ashamed @his nzuzu
yeye!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Come on, man. Be strong. You admit there were many affirmative comments, and many homophobic reactions. Those are only to be expected. Not so long age you couldn't be openly gay as a policeman in England. Progress is being made and you are part of it. Your public proposal is a blow against homophobia. Don't regret it.

Unknown said...

Cmon linda na last year story be dis

Paul Kolawole said...

This is nonsense Gayism and lesbianism should not be promoted ever.. I am so disappointed that it was my generation that started this shit... WHEN I SAW THIS FIRST.. A CODE ENTERED MY MIND.. SEE IT HERE

JoBriggs said...

The nonentity is already a dead man walking. Shameless punk!

JoBriggs said...

The nonentity is already a dead man walking. Shameless punk!

omenah said...

End times

Dafini said...

More hateful comments are still coming.

David Ejidike said...

Shut up!

Anonymous said...

Your are a walking corpse oga mugu, I don't wish u dead but u deserv to die. U and your demon possessed cow of a partner.ndi ala

Anonymous said...

Your are a walking corpse oga mugu, I don't wish u dead but u deserv to die. U and your demon possessed cow of a partner.ndi ala

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BJ Bonji said...

I am not gay, but I love and respect them
People should be free to express their sexuality without being vilified and derided
Incidentally my best relationship was in my Undergrad days, with a pretty and affectionate bisexual girl
NOBOLAJI

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Concerns him.

Lol...

Ushie Blessing said...

Bad thing

OSINANL said...

DISGUSTING

Sweetchild Sweet said...

Pls come & tell shameless Riskybob OR is it Bobrisky the walking corpse calls himself that it is a very degenerative act...

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is a disease. So you guys really think THESE guys chose to be faggots.
Its just the way the creator wired their brain. same goes for guys that fall in love with dolls....Mind you I am 100 percent straight. You guys should research on google all you need to know about homosexuality or lesbianism. there are thousands of religion world wide, books that condemn this act say Christianity, islam etc but there are many other belief system that does not have any problem with this.

If they so irritate you, then why bother to read through the post, fucking hypocrites. Very backward people in Nigeria or Africa as a whole

Anonymous said...

Best comment. Some people will forever remain ignorant and the churches/so called Christians doesn't make things any better word of advice...Don't believe everything that you are taught..you have to just know.

dee boi said...

When Linda's fav person still dey happy show herself/himself for social media with his rotten skin... dee

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