MARTIN LUTHER KING’S FRIEND BAYARD RUSTIN WILL BE PARDONED FOR GAY SEX

California is to posthumously pardon LGBT+ and civil rights hero Bayard Rustin for his 1953 ‘vagrancy’ arrest, which was for consensual gay sex. Rustin, a close confidante of Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the key organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington – a highpoint of the civil rights movement. He also…