Canada

718 ‘gay purge’ victims win compensation in Canada

They were interrogated about their sex life and forced to inform on their friends
Canada is to compensate 718 gay men and women who were fired from their government jobs and the military between the 1950s and the 1990s. They had been harassed and interrogated under a national security campaign now called the “LGBT purge”.  Douglas Elliott is the lawyer who led a successful class action for the victims.

(Picture: Joyous class members. Credit: Mitch Raphael)