Tory MP and Daily Mail attack the memorial to executed gay men

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Anti-gay Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has sickeningly lashed out at a memorial for men executed for being gay that was introduces in Kingston Lacy property this week by National Trust, as we reported earlier today. As part of a range of new exhibits at the property based on Bankes’ tragic life story, the Trust commissioned art piece ‘In Memoriam’, a powerful tribute to the 51 men who were hanged under laws that criminalised same-sex acts during Bankes’ lifetime (1786-1855). The piece includes 51 ropes, and stands as a reminder of the brutality of the times. But shockingly one Conservative MP has lashed out at the exhibition, continuing a media campaign waged against the Trust by the homophobic conservatives. The Tory MP had lashed out at the Trust previously over other parts of its LGBT history campaign, Prejudice and Pride saying he did not trust the National Trust and accused them of leaving volunteers behind.

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