Past Convictions For What the Straights Called “Homosexual” Activity Are Wipe Out
I despise the word “Homosexual.” For me, it’s almost as bad as any pejorative toward LGBTQ people ever spoken. I know straight people are used to it, and the straights rule the world. But that’s how I feel.
With that said, this is really a bittersweet story about how gay men were treated years ago, and how long it took for them/us to get some kind of satisfaction. This is happening in the UK, not the US. We still haven’t reached that point here in the US, and shame on the US for that. There have been plenty of wrongs done here, too. And in some places in the US it’s still happening.
They are calling this a way to right the wrongs of the past.
Any conviction that was imposed on someone purely due to consensual homosexual activity under now-abolished laws will be included in a scheme aimed at “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK home secretary is set to announce.
There’s this quote, too. It’s from Priti Patel, Home Secretary of the UK and also a conservative.
“I hope that expanding the pardons and disregards scheme will go some way to righting the wrongs of the past and to reassuring members of the LGBT community that Britain is one of the safest places in the world to call home.”