Oscar Wilde's real crime

“I call upon [each in] the jury as a father to say whether Lord Queenberry was not justified in endeavoring to every man in his power to rescue his son from the baneful domination of the prosecutor [Oscar Wilde] [for]…making his son into a woman.”

-Lord Queensbury’s solicitor in Wilde’s prosecution of him for criminal libel, 1895

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