Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under Britain’s now-defunct sexual offense laws will be posthumously pardoned, the Ministry of Justice announced Thursday.
By Harry Zahn
The 2015 Oscar winner “The Imitation Game” tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing, whose early computer helped the allies win World War II. But the movie also brings attention to the anti-sodomy laws that drove Turing to suicide.
By PBS NewsHour
“The Imitation Game” has prompted more than just awards and acclaim. In light of the buzz surrounding the movie, a petition to pardon 49,000 men convicted in Britain for being homosexual is picking up momentum.
By Sarah Corapi
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Alan Turing is hailed as the father of the computer, single-handedly helping the Allies defeat the Germans by cracking the Nazi Enigma code. But he was also a gifted athlete, a sloppy dresser and defiant in the face of the…
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