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Gay hero Alan Turing will be the face of Britain’s new £50 note
1 month ago

Gay hero Alan Turing will be the face of Britain’s new £50 note

ALAN Turing, father of modern computer science. will be the face of the UK’s new £50 note when it goes into circulation by the end of 2021.

Turing, an atheist, …
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Op-Ed: Why I am so proud of Pride
2 months ago

Op-Ed: Why I am so proud of Pride

I ONCE bit a policeman’s leg. It was the only way I could break his grip on my long, auburn locks. This was at London’s third LGBT march in 1974 …
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PTT welcomes Turing’s long-overdue pardon
6 years ago

PTT welcomes Turing’s long-overdue pardon

THE news that the UK Government is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Alan Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 …
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Turing honour warmly welcomed by Gay Humanists
8 years ago

Turing honour warmly welcomed by Gay Humanists

THE UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has warmly welcomed the news that the famous mathematician and second world war code breaker Alan Turing is to be …
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Turing honour welcomed
8 years ago

Turing honour welcomed

THE Guardian reports today that Alan Turing, the mathematician and second world war codebreaker, is to be celebrated on a special stamp as an online petition calls for a posthumous pardon to quash his conviction for gross indecency.

The e-petition says his treatment and death:

Remains a shame on the UK government and UK history.

The computer pioneer is one of 10 prominent people chosen for the Royal Mail’s Britons of Distinction stamps, to be launched in February.

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