ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Germany pays compensation to people investigated under anti-gay laws

03/13/2019 | Pink News

Germany has begun offering compensation to men who faced criminal investigations under historical anti-gay laws. The country extended compensation for LGBT+ people who faced oppression under authorities in both East and West Germany following the fall of the Nazis. Gay people were just one of many minority groups persecuted by the Nazis, but the law banning gay sex that was expanded under Nazi rule, Paragraph 175, remained in effect across Germany for years after the end of World War II.

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