Today there are many gay and allied cops, and many police jurisdictions have non-discrimination policies, but still, police officers tend to be more homophobic than other social service workers. They are more likely to believe that people "turn gay" due to "moral turpitude."
Sodomy laws in the U.S. were invalidated by the Supreme Court in 2003, but there are still "harassment" arrests. Walk past a cop holding hands with your boyfriend, and you're still likely to be arrested for "lewd conduct."
Every year 7% of heterosexuals but over 30% of LGBT persons are stopped, questioned, or detained by the police.
Gender-atypical behavior is particularly likely to raise police hackles. Some 75% of individuals with variant gender identities state that they have been arrested for the "crime" of being insufficiently masculine or feminine.
And nearly 30% of gay crime victims state that they have been further victimized by the police officer taking the report.
Maybe it's the sense of danger, unpredictability.
Maybe it's a dominant-submission thing. You fantasize about the cop taking charge in the bedroom.
More after the break