Confirmed victory
Petitioning Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband and 3 others

Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.


Each of these 49,000 men deserves the justice and acknowledgment from the British government that this intolerant law brought not only unwarranted shame, but horrific physical and mental damage and lost years of wrongful imprisonment to these men. Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013, but the other estimated 49,000 men deserve the same.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Labour Party Leader
    Ed Miliband
  • British government
  • Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
    David Cameron MP
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats
    Nick Clegg MP

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