Attitude Magazine unveils Alan Turing cover: ‘The gay man who saved the world’, tying in with this 2013’s LGBT HM theme of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE PINK HUMANIST – The latest issue of the Pink Humanist – the online magazine published by UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust – has been published. The magazine’s contents include “From Russia with Hate” which examines what, if anything, can be accomplished by boycotting Russian goods and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a means of protesting at the wave of homophobia that is sweeping the country. There is a report on the fear that has overtaken gay rights campaigners in Cameroon following the brutal murder of activist Eric Lembembe.
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 […]
The thirty-ninth anniversary of the death of Alan Turing was commemorated on June the 7th with a number of events. As a tribute, here are all the plaques that are currently known about celebrating this extraordinary man and telling us something about his whereabouts; http://openplaques.org/people/368
You have just 24 hours to vote for the Universal Machine, envisioned by Alan Turing in 1936, as the Twentieth Century’s greatest innovation. While you’re reading this, or going onto Facebook to tell your friends, remember that these media would probably not exist were it not for Turing’s vision. To vote (Stephen Fry already has) […]
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 […]
The head of GCHQ has spoken with regret of the treatment of Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker and mathematical genius, who killed himself in 1954, two years after being convicted of homosexuality, which was then a criminal offence. In a rare speech to mark the centenary of Turing’s birth, Iain Lobban said the unique […]
Family and colleagues of Alan Turing gathered together on the 5th of March to celebrate the official opening of ‘The Life and Works of Alan Turing’ at Bletchley Park. The exhibition, in Block ‘B’, is part of an ongoing development and contains a host of new memorabilia that was secured by previous director Simon Greenish […]