Thousands of gay men were executed by the Nazis in concentration camps The word “reparations” comes from the Latin verb reparāre, meaning “to repair.” However, nowadays, many people equate reparations with the payment of compensation or damages. We need to understand and embrace the true meaning of the word and start to have genuine conversations about reparations for LGBTQ people — a group that has endured a long and painful history of persecution around the globe.
A brief history of gay persecution Perhaps the most high-profile persecutions of gays were those perpetrated by the Nazis during the second world war.
Thousands of gay men were sent to concentration camps where they were forced to wear a pink triangle and ultimately killed. But