Plaque Commemorates Oscar Wilde and Condemns Hate Crimes

Plaque Commemorates Oscar Wilde and Condemns Hate Crimes

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A permanent rainbow plaque dedicated to Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde was unveiled at Clapham Junction earlier this week to condemn hate crimes like the one that Oscar Wilde experienced in that spot.   Image Via Reddit   Wilde was a prolific writer in the late 1800s who, today, is best known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Unfortunately, he was prosecuted for criminal libel. While the charges were dropped, it was discovered he had been in a relationship with a man and thus, he was tried and convicted for “gross indecency”, ultimately serving hard labor, the …