The police force announced this week that it is holding a recruitment event focused on the officers from the LGBT community. The two events, which will be held in Belfast next month, are billed as informational for LGBT people who want to know about serving in the police and being LGBT. “Both events will feature a panel of serving officers and Human resources staff there to answer your questions relating to the recruitment process and about the exciting career possibilities in the Police Service,” the statement reads. Northern Ireland has rather poor LGBT records, especially when it comes to official structures like police. So the local LGBT groups celebrated the idea.Northern Ireland was the last part of the UK to decriminalise gay sex in 1982, after a European court ruling struck down the region’s anti-gay buggery and gross indecency laws. Prior to partial decriminalisation, the LGBT community was extensively targeted by police, while leading politicians led calls to keep laws banning gay sex.