Love in the Workhouse
The Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885 included the notorious Section 11 that criminalised male homosexuality and imposed a maximum penalty of two years for gross indecency making all sexual expressions of gay desire illegal.
1895 saw the high profile prosecution of Oscar Wilde in London which ended with his imprisonment.
This is the story of another trial which took place during the following year. It passed virtually unnoticed.
Published: 7 May 2015
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