Secrecy surrounds case of gay war hero who took cyanide | Letters

The developers of a play about a second world war veteran who took his own life after he was given a jail sentence for making love say they are being frustrated by government censorship. Plus, a gay reader objects to being labelled LGBTFebruary is LGBTQ history month. As it comes to an end, anyone who doubts why we need this focus might like to consider one trial and its consequences.

In 1954, a decorated second world war veteran took his own life with cyanide, minutes after he was sentenced to 12 months in prison for making love to another man. We’re developing a play about him and the 16 others accused with him.

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