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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.

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.

October 17, 2013

British Prime Minister praises Turing who broke German codes during World War II and tells the Commons his prosecution for gay sex was ‘completely wrong’

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ‘look at’ giving a pardon to World War II hero Alan Turing who was later persecuted for being gay.

Cameron made the commitment at the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session when quizzed by openly-gay Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Gilbert.

Turing was a mathematics genius who worked as a codebreaker during the war, famously breaking the Enigma Code so the Allies could read Nazi communications.

October 17, 2013

British Prime Minister praises Turing who broke German codes during World War II and tells the Commons his prosecution for gay sex was ‘completely wrong’

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ‘look at’ giving a pardon to World War II hero Alan Turing who was later persecuted for being gay.

Cameron made the commitment at the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session when quizzed by openly-gay Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Gilbert.

Turing was a mathematics genius who worked as a codebreaker during the war, famously breaking the Enigma Code so the Allies could read Nazi communications.

October 1, 2013

From Holocaust victims to heroes of equality, these moving monuments commemorate the darkest days of LGBT history and the legacy they left behind

Their lives were triumphant, their deaths were tragic and all too often left no trace, but some countries have chosen to honor the gay, lesbian and transgender heroes history tried to forget.

Gay Star News remembers the LGBT individuals who suffered, struggled and died for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

All over the world, monuments honoring the LGBT community have been erected in parks and public spaces where people of all ages can visit and learn about some people who were persecuted because of who they loved.

July 22, 2013

Nearly 50,000 gay men, including Oscar Wilde, will not receive a pardon when the Enigma codebreaker and World War 2 hero receives his later this year

Alan Turing, known as the father of computer science, the codebreaker that helped win World War 2, and the man tortured by the state for being gay, is to receive a pardon nearly 60 years after his death.

On Friday (19 July), the government said they were prepared to support a backbench bill pardoning the war hero.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, a government whip, said the third reading of the Alan Turing (statutory pardon) bill will take place at the end of October.

July 22, 2013

Nearly 50,000 gay men, including Oscar Wilde, will not receive a pardon when the Enigma codebreaker and World War 2 hero receives his later this year

Alan Turing, known as the father of computer science, the codebreaker that helped win World War 2, and the man tortured by the state for being gay, is to receive a pardon nearly 60 years after his death.

On Friday (19 July), the government said they were prepared to support a backbench bill pardoning the war hero.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, a government whip, said the third reading of the Alan Turing (statutory pardon) bill will take place at the end of October.

March 26, 2013

Public choose gay scientist Alan Turing’s Universal Machine and the Mini as the two greatest British inventions of the 20th century

Gay mathematician Alan Turing’s ‘Universal Machine’ – the basis for all modern computers – has been voted the greatest British innovation of the 20th century.

The computer scientist developed the theoretical machine in 1936. His idea was for a device that would read and write symbols on a tape – effectively a programmable computer.

He went on to be a code breaker during World War II, cracking the Nazi’s Engima code which helped the Allies win the war.

March 26, 2013

Public choose gay scientist Alan Turing’s Universal Machine and the Mini as the two greatest British inventions of the 20th century

Gay mathematician Alan Turing’s ‘Universal Machine’ – the basis for all modern computers – has been voted the greatest British innovation of the 20th century.

The computer scientist developed the theoretical machine in 1936. His idea was for a device that would read and write symbols on a tape – effectively a programmable computer.

He went on to be a code breaker during World War II, cracking the Nazi’s Engima code which helped the Allies win the war.