Miliband: I'll Bring in Turing's Law

Leader of the Opposition says he will pardon more of the 49,000 men convicted of indecency for having consensual gay sex under what he called ‘Turing’s Law’ if  elected to Government in May. Currently men convicted for having relations with men under 21 but over 16 can have their convictions quashed on a case by case […]

LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music

LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music – Manchester has long been the spiritual home of Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. Over the coming month people from far and wide will descend on the city for LGBT History Month, an annual celebration of the LGBT community that takes place in February

Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing after ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy

Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing after ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy – A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.

OFFICIAL – ALAN TURING PARDONED POSTHUMOUSLY

OFFICIAL – ALAN TURING CONVICTION QUASHED
Updated 2nd January 2014 with an interview with Tony Fenwick, co-chair LGBT History Month
The UK Government has officially announced that with effect from midnight on 24th December 2013, openly-gay codebreaker Alan Turing is granted an official posthumous pardon for his 1952 ‘gross indecency’ conviction. Turing, genius mathematician and the founder of the modern computer technology, was found dead in 1954, in an apparent suicide. In 2009 the Government issued an apology for Alan’s homophobic treatment – chemical castration in order to avoid a prison sentence – but had stopped short of a pardon. LGBT History Month are pleased that at least here in Britain, 2013 will end on a positive note for the LGBT community. Co-chair Tony Fenwick will be speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live from 5am today, to comment on the announcement: http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/on-air

Turing Pardon Bill Due for Second reading This Week

The Alan Turing Pardon Bill, first introduced as a Private members Bill in The House of Lords, will have its second reading in the Lords this week. Lord Sharkey’s Bill, introduced last year as mathematicians, scientists, LGBT activists and Turing fans in general celebrated Turing’s centenary, adds to the posthumous apology given by Gordon Brown […]

LGBT History Month 2013 Pre-Launch on film and Flickr

Sir John Dermot Turing spoke movingly of his uncle’s arrest – on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation – and subsequent appalling treatment at the hands of the legal system in the 1950s in a speech that rounded off a fantastic array of events and speeches at the Pre-Launch of LGBT History Month 2013 […]

Bletchley Park Goes Rainbow

Sir John Dermot Turing spoke movingly of his uncle’s arrest – on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation – and subsequent appalling treatment at the hands of the legal system in the 1950s in a speech that rounded off a fantastic array of events and speeches at the Pre-Launch of LGBT History Month 2013 […]