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IN LGBT ON 23 Aug, 2016
"I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes."
Love has no boundaries, race, religion and culture. And it is a fact that no one can survive without love. But when it comes to homosexuals, why are they being judged and punished? It's high time when people must realize that being a homosexual is not a crime and it is completely their personal choice.
Not only the commoners but, also many famous people were ill-treated just because they were gay. Have a look at some of the famous personalities who suffered because of their sexuality.
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According to history.com, Oscar Wilde is one of the most famous and loved English dramatists. He was in a controversy because of his sexual status. He left England and settled in France because he thought it to be a safer place to live in.
As stated in theguardian.com, England was one of the most orthodox countries of Europe. The country did not even spare the great scientist, Alan Turing and ill-treated him for sodomy.
Later on, after his death, the government realized its mistake and issued an apology to the eminent man.
He is one of the most creative brains that ever walked on the Earth. This famous painter had to face many troubles in his personal life because of his love for young men and boys.
As per findingdulcinea.com, Harvey was the first gay person to be elected to a public office and today he is the face of LBGT demonstrations and protest.
According to phily.com,Tilden had to face a lot of troubles in his life because of his sexual orientation. Tilden is one of the most versatile American tennis players of all time. But sadly, his personal life was not easy as his professional life.
As stated in The NewYork Times, many scholars believed that he did not die because of illness, he died because The Tsar came to know about his sexuality and he gave him two options, either to face public humiliation or kill himself. Ilyich chose the later.
Matthew Shepard was just 21-year-old when he became the face of LBGT struggle in America. He became the martyr of the entire community. He was killed by two homophobes.
According to International Business Times, when Nazis took control over Germany, they treated homosexuals in the same way as they treated Jews. Magnus Hirschfeld was a social reformer and the first advocate of the gay rights. His books were burnt by Nazis and he lived in exile.