In the early 1980s, homosexuality was still a crime in Northern Ireland.
Jeffrey Dudgeon had known that he was homosexual since the age of 14. He experienced fear of harassment, blackmail, suffering and psychological distress.
One day, Jeffrey’s house was raided by police, who confiscated his letters and diaries. Jeffrey was brought into a police station, where he was interrogated about his sexual life for four and a half hours. A year later, when his personal belongings were returned to him, the papers had annotations all over them.