Gay and bisexual men who have convictions for now-abolished sex offences should have them automatically wiped from their records, a charity has said. In January, the Home Office awarded thousands of posthumous pardons to men who have since died. But people still living must apply to have their convictions deleted. Stonewall Cymru said the men had been "unjustly persecuted" and many did not know they could apply to be cleared. Wednesday marks 50 years since The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised sex between two men aged over 21 in England and Wales.
July 5 / BBC