Britain Posthumously ‘Pardon’ Thousands of Gay & Bi Men Once Considered Criminals

Homosexuality was illegal in England and Wales until 1967, which meant that tens of thousands of gay and bisexual men died being considered criminals by their government. But now, the Washington Post reported that Britain will posthumously “pardon” these men for their once “crime” of “gross indecency,” (AKA being gay) clearing their criminal records after death.

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