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Britain Officially Apologizes to Alan Turing

For all who haven’t heard yet, the British government has officially apologized to the WWII code-breaker Alan Turing who was convicted of “gross indecency” (translated: “being gay”) in 1952 and chemically castrated. Turing committed suicide two years after. Turning was not the only gay man given the choice between prison or chemical castration under homophobic laws, but given his huge contributions to Britain’s WWII efforts, he is easily the most notable.

At least in part this apology and the press surrounding it has been because of the e-Petition that currently lists over 31,000 signatures.

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