Friday, April 14, 2017

Play tells of Victoria man’s trial and how a jury wouldn’t condemn him for being gay

Bastion Square, 1860

John Butt, an openly gay Victoria man, stood trial in 1860 for his sexual orientation at a time when homosexuality was a capital crime. However, the jury members refused to convict him and were later jailed themselves for their stand.

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