Apology from State Government

Today the Government apologised to gay men for the laws that criminalised homosexuality in Victoria. It was a very moving event and Parliament House was packed. This photo is of Noel Tovey AM waiting for the apology. Noel was convicted of the ‘abominable crime of buggary’ at the age of 17 and sent to prison. Now in his 80s he has just had his criminal record expunged. We love you Noel. We hope other states and territories follow suit with an apology and the expungement process. We are currently working on a series of updates on where we are at in each state and territory. You can listen to the apology by clicking on this link: here. If you live in Victoria and would like to find out about the process for expunging a conviction, click here. Also click here to watch a short video of photos from the day.

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