Roger Casement may have been gay but is that important to his accomplishments? He was hung by the British for being a traitor. Some thought it was his homosexuality that tipped the scales of justice. Casement did admit being gay at his trial which probably did not help his case. Today we probably would not care.
Did you know there was a time in British history that sodomy was punishable by hanging?
That would be a whole new post wouldn’t it?
There is the fact of whether he was a traitor or not? But to which country?
Lets look at the facts
Because Ireland was still part of the British Empire, Roger Casement’s activities promoting an insurrection were categorized as sedition, rebellion, and treason. But what does Ireland think? Other rebels during the Easter Rising were probably gay too. Are they traitors as well?
HOW THE BRITISH TRAINED IRISH REBELS AT FRONGOCH PRISON
“The University of Revolution”
After the Easter Rising in 1916, England was faced with what to do with the several thousand men they’d arrested.The answer was Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales.
Frongoch Internment Camp, a converted whiskey distillery did not squash the desire for Irish independence among the Irish rebels.
The dream of a free Ireland continued to thrive in the hearts and souls of of the men, despite being ripped from their homeland and families and the hardships of prison life. In fact, Frongoch was so beneficial to the War of Independence that it was nicknamed” the University of Revolution.”