ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

The Strange, Long Afterlife of an Inhumane Colonial Law

09/14/2018 | The Nation

One of the enduring, cruel legacies of British colonialism was that even decades and centuries after nations threw off British rule, there remained a chilling similarity to the experience of boys and men with same-sex desires in places as far-flung as India and Nigeria, Australia and Uganda, Pakistan and the United States. It persisted despite the knowledge that Britain, arguably more than any other country, from the 16th century onward had developed a national mania for persecuting and killing homosexual men, and that criminal laws embodying this hatred had been exported to its colonies.

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