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LGBT Legal Service are offering assistance to Queensland men with gay sex convictions

The LGBTI Legal Service has offered assistance to Queensland men who want to get their historical gay sex convictions wiped from their criminal records. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions on their records today. …

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Equality advocates have urged those people convicted under Tasmania’s former laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing to apply to have their records expunged under new laws that start today. Tasmania was the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality in 1997 and the only state to criminalise “cross-dressing”, which was illegal until 2000. But men who were …

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Judges Gavel legal law court

New Zealand LGBTIQ rights activists have called on the New Zealand government to reconsider compensation for men whose lives were “wrecked” by their historical gay sex convictions. Last year, former justice minister Amy Adams apologised to the gay men who were convicted for engaging in consensual sex prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1986. …

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The Canadian government will formally apologise for historical discrimination committed against LGBTI Canadians later this month. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on his Twitter: “On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution and injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on …

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