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December 13, 2014

Movies with LGBTI themes are recognized at the US awards celebrating TV and movie successes

LGBTI-themed movies have been recognized with Golden Globes nominations.

Pride, a movie based on the alliance between gay rights activists and Welsh miners in the 1980s, has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.

Pride was also named 2014’s best British film by the British Independent Film Awards earlier this month, and actors Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton took home the best supporting actor and actress prizes.

November 13, 2014

Read our review of the eagerly awaited Alan Turing biopic

The crux of The Imitation Game is that emotions are difficult.

By the way you interpret them, a sigh can be a sign of utter arrogance, a murmur could be monstrous, a wink could be a window into the heart. But if you look at them logically, statistically, mathematically, can you work out what they are? Can logic sympathise? Can numbers feel? Can machines think?

November 13, 2014

Read our review of the eagerly awaited Alan Turing biopic

The crux of The Imitation Game is that emotions are difficult.

By the way you interpret them, a sigh can be a sign of utter arrogance, a murmur could be monstrous, a wink could be a window into the heart. But if you look at them logically, statistically, mathematically, can you work out what they are? Can logic sympathise? Can numbers feel? Can machines think?

November 3, 2014

Nobody tell them about Alan Turing

A Russian memorial to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been torn down as CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay.

The tribute, a giant six foot iPhone with a large screen and QR code showing moments from Jobs' life, was taken down by the company that funded its erection in 2013.

ZEFS claimed they needed to tear it down in order to abide by the law banning 'gay propaganda'.

The memorial was removed the day after Cook officially came out.

October 14, 2014

'We all know actors who are [gay] who don't want to talk about it or bring it up, or who deny it'

Although more and more make actors are coming out publicly as gay, none so far have been stars whose names go above the title of a major movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays a gay man in his latest film, thinks he knows why.

'I think if you’re going to sell yourself as a leading man in Hollywood to say "I’m gay," sadly, is still a huge obstacle,' he tells Out magazine.

October 9, 2014

Sherlock star says there is 'no need' to show explicit gay sex scenes in the Alan Turing biopic

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed why there are no gay sex scenes in his latest movie The Imitation Game.

The British actor plays World War 2 genius and codebreaker Alan Turing.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code before he is criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual.

Even though it is a biopic, Cumberbatch has described the film as 'not an exploration of someone's sex life'.

October 9, 2014

Sherlock star says there is 'no need' to show explicit gay sex scenes in the Alan Turing biopic

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed why there are no gay sex scenes in his latest movie The Imitation Game.

The British actor plays World War 2 genius and codebreaker Alan Turing.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code before he is criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual.

Even though it is a biopic, Cumberbatch has described the film as 'not an exploration of someone's sex life'.

September 9, 2014

The Sherlock actor talks about Alan Turing, gay ‘cures’ and why he believes the US should elect a gay president

September 9, 2014

The Sherlock actor talks about Alan Turing, gay ‘cures’ and why he believes the US should elect a gay president

September 4, 2014

From Oscar Wilde’s ‘bitting’ wit to praising ‘trangendered’ pioneer Christine Jorgensen, the new Rainbow Honor Walk has a few typos

A Hollywood Walk of Fame-style tribute to LGBT icons in San Francisco is making headlines, but not necessarily for the best reasons.

The new Rainbow Honor Walk, 20 plaques placed on the sidewalk near Harvey Milk Plaza, was created to honor LGBTI heroines and heroes.

July 21, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the film as the gay World War 2 genius

‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.’

That is the line that closes the trailer for The Imitation Game, the long-awaited biopic of Alan Turing’s life.

Benedict Cumberbatch, better known for his starring role in Sherlock, will play the gay World War 2 genius.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

July 21, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the film as the gay World War 2 genius

‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.’

That is the line that closes the trailer for The Imitation Game, the long-awaited biopic of Alan Turing’s life.

Benedict Cumberbatch, better known for his starring role in Sherlock, will play the gay World War 2 genius.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

June 19, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean star talks about her relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

British actress Keira Knightley has spoken about starring in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in the upcoming drama about gay World War 2 genius Alan Turing.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is playing Turing’s friend, confidante and one-time fiancée Joan Clarke, who worked alongside him at Bletchley Park.

‘It was an amazing relationship and an amazing friendship that they had,’ Knightley told Digital Spy.

June 19, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean star talks about her relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

British actress Keira Knightley has spoken about starring in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in the upcoming drama about gay World War 2 genius Alan Turing.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is playing Turing’s friend, confidante and one-time fiancée Joan Clarke, who worked alongside him at Bletchley Park.

‘It was an amazing relationship and an amazing friendship that they had,’ Knightley told Digital Spy.

March 19, 2014

Mathematician who helped the Allies win World War II was convicted for having gay sex was only finally pardoned in December 2013

A research fund honoring Alan Turing, the gay World War 2 code-breaker genius, was announced in the UK budget today (19 March).

Universities are being asked to bid to host the new research institute to develop applications for the vast amounts of data now routinely collected and stored.

The new Turing Institute, expected to cost around £42 million ($70m, €50m), will be launched with five years of government support to ensure the UK leads the way in big data and algorithm research.

March 19, 2014

Mathematician who helped the Allies win World War II was convicted for having gay sex was only finally pardoned in December 2013

A research fund honoring Alan Turing, the gay World War 2 code-breaker genius, was announced in the UK budget today (19 March).

Universities are being asked to bid to host the new research institute to develop applications for the vast amounts of data now routinely collected and stored.

The new Turing Institute, expected to cost around £42 million ($70m, €50m), will be launched with five years of government support to ensure the UK leads the way in big data and algorithm research.

December 27, 2013

Film will star British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role of the World War 2 computer genius

To celebrate Alan Turing being finally given a royal pardon, the first official picture of Benedict Cumberbatch playing the gay World War 2 genius was released today (27 December).

The British actor, known for his starring role in Sherlock, will be playing the computer scientist in new film The Imitation Game.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

It is expected it will also show his life as it was destroyed by the period’s anti-homosexuality laws.

December 27, 2013

Film will star British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role of the World War 2 computer genius

To celebrate Alan Turing being finally given a royal pardon, the first official picture of Benedict Cumberbatch playing the gay World War 2 genius was released today (27 December).

The British actor, known for his starring role in Sherlock, will be playing the computer scientist in new film The Imitation Game.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

It is expected it will also show his life as it was destroyed by the period’s anti-homosexuality laws.

December 24, 2013

LGBTI activists have demanded 50,000 men living with Turing-era 'gross indecency' convictions be pardoned, with one activist requesting an inquest into Turing's cause of death to rule out death by special forces

After gay math genius and war hero Alan Turing has been posthumously pardoned for then-criminal homosexuality, LGBTI activists are calling for apologies and pardons for the 50,000 men with the same convictions.

December 24, 2013

LGBTI activists have demanded 50,000 men living with Turing-era 'gross indecency' convictions be pardoned, with one activist requesting an inquest into Turing's cause of death to rule out death by special forces

After gay math genius and war hero Alan Turing has been posthumously pardoned for then-criminal homosexuality, LGBTI activists are calling for apologies and pardons for the 50,000 men with the same convictions.

December 23, 2013

Mathematician who helped the Allies win World War II had been convicted of having sex with another man

Queen Elizabeth II has pardoned Alan Turning, the father of computing and World War II hero, for his 1952 conviction for having sex with another man.

Turing helped crack the Enigma code, helping the Allies understand German communications and ultimately win the war.

But in 1952 he was convicted for ‘gross indecency’ with another man by a British court. Instead of prison, he accepted treatment with female hormones – also known as chemical castration.

This led to Turing committing suicide in 1954.

December 23, 2013

Mathematician who helped the Allies win World War II had been convicted of having sex with another man

Queen Elizabeth II has pardoned Alan Turning, the father of computing and World War II hero, for his 1952 conviction for having sex with another man.

Turing helped crack the Enigma code, helping the Allies understand German communications and ultimately win the war.

But in 1952 he was convicted for ‘gross indecency’ with another man by a British court. Instead of prison, he accepted treatment with female hormones – also known as chemical castration.

This led to Turing committing suicide in 1954.

November 18, 2013

Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old prodigy, says being awarded by the Vatican proves how the world has grown to accept people who are gay

Pope Francis has honored a gay teen science prodigy for his work developing a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.

Jack Andraka, a 16-year-old teen from Maryland, is one of the most brilliant minds of his generation.

He was awarded the Vatican’s International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for his work.

But while he was won several accolades for his ground-breaking science, this award is special.

October 31, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is 'very happy' to look at pardoning the World War II who committed suicide after being convicted of homosexuality

The lower house of UK parliament will vote on pardoning gay World War II hero Alan Turing.

John Leech, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, confirmed the bill honoring the computer genius will be voted on in the House of Commons.

He said: ‘Commons Leader of House confirms to me that Government will not oppose my Alan Turing Pardon Bill on 29 November.’

The vote comes on the heels of it flying through the UK parliament’s upper house.