Germany to overturn convictions of gay men prosecuted after WWII

Men who are still alive will get compensation for what they suffered under Paragraph 175 against homosexuality.

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Germany’s cabinet has approved a bill to overturn the convictions of thousands of gay men who were prosecuted after the second world war.

Gay men convicted between 1949 and 1969 who are still alive are expected to be given financial compensation for the suffering they endured under the legislation, known as Paragraph 175, which forbade sexual relations between men.