UK: Men open up about the ‘misery and futility’ of being gay before decriminalisation

The 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales has prompted many men to tell their often tragic stories.

Many were driven to the medical profession and while some men were urged to find someone they love, presumably in secret, others were drugged and driven to near-suicide. 

Henry Robertson, a man in his early-20s prior to decriminalisation, is one of those who shares his story in Not Guilty, by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries, from Biteback Publishing and available to purchase now.

An accompanying TV programme, Convicted For Love, aired earlier this month on Channel 4, and is now available to watch via catch-up.

Below is an exclusive extract from Not Guilty, where Henry talks about his struggles. Read more via PinkNews