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June 10, 2013

Labour MP Chris Bryant is hoping the Church of England chapel in Parliament could become multi-faith to allow same-sex couples to marry there

The UK parliament has asked Queen Elizabeth II to allow gay couples to marry in a royal chapel.

Members of parliament are hoping the St Stephen’s Chapel, the main place of Christian worship in the Palace of Westminster, could become a multi-faith venue that would allow same-sex couples to get married once it is legal in England and Wales.

Gay Labour MP and former Anglican vicar Chris Bryant has suggested allowing leaders of other faiths to conduct same-sex marriages in the chapel, such as the Quakers.

November 1, 2012

Britain's Labour Party are calling on the coalition government to grant heroic gay code-breaker a pardon, almost 60 years since his death

Britain's Labour Party has announced it is supporting a campaign for the pardon of gay Second World War hero Alan Turing.

The left-wing party is hoping that, by showing their support, the current coalition government will be forced to alter its position. Many existing MPs have already shown support for the campaign.

Turing, worked during the Second World War as a code-breaker. He committed suicide in 1954 after struggling with his homosexuality.

October 23, 2012

Event in Bletchley Park will celebrate life of gay scientist Alan Turing

UK schools are being encouraged to start planning their activities for LGBT History Month with a pre-launch event taking place in Bletchley Park to celebrate the life of Alan Turing.

The event, taking place on 15 November and organised by SchoolsOUT, coincides with the 100th birthday of Turing, whose groundbreaking coding work during World War II helped save thousands of lives and is often credited as the father of the modern computer. However, he was hounded by the authorities for his homosexuality, and eventually committed suicide.

October 5, 2012

Alan Turing has been praised by GCHQ director Iain Lobban, saying 'enduring lessons' can be drawn from his work.

Alan Turing has been praised by leading British spy Iain Lobban, saying 'enduring lessons' can be drawn from his work.

Lobban is director of GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), Britain's 'listening station' giving ears to its intelligence services.

He said there were 'many parallels between the way we work now and the way we worked then' in reference to the World War II hero.

September 13, 2012

Google is paying for 1000 board games to be made, honoring the man who helped to win World War 2

The gay scientist, mathematician and World War 2 codebreaker Alan Turing is being honored with his own Monopoly edition.

The man that helped win World War 2 and was later prosecuted for his homosexuality, the beloved board game is paying tribute to 100 years since the father of computer science was born.

Turing’s Monopoly will replace houses and hotels with huts and blocks, and the spaces on the board will all feature locations important in Turing’s life, including his birthplace in Maida Vale and his school in Dorset.