21st July 2014
Video: Watch the first trailer for ‘The Imitation Game’ Alan Turing biopic 9
3:00 PM — Producers have released the first trailer for a biopic looking at the life of late gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing.
20th July 2014
Pet Shop Boys: Gay equality isn’t a party political issue any more 8
1:50 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have claimed that gay equality is no longer a party political issue in the UK.
23rd June 2014
Bletchley gay nightclub unveils rainbow Alan Turing memorial 6
6:37 PM — A gay nightclub in Buckinghamshire has unveiled what is claimed to be the first monument to Alan Turing which celebrates his sexuality.
8th June 2014
Pet Shop Boys: It’s disappointing Stonewall haven’t pushed for more after Turing pardon 23
4:06 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have branded it "disappointing" that Stonewall hasn't pushed for the pardoning of more people convicted of homosexuality.
25th April 2014
Pet Shop Boys to unveil Alan Turing tribute at Proms 5
11:03 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have announced a work honouring gay codebreaker Alan Turing, which they will debut at the BBC Proms.
19th March 2014
George Osborne announces foundation of Alan Turing Institute during 2014 budget announcement 5
3:31 PM — On announcing the 2014 budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne nodded to late gay codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, and promised to open an institute in his honour, to lead Britain ahead of other countries in big data and algorithm research.
14th March 2014
Turing biology article validated 60 years after being written 2
4:59 PM — Just months after a long-awaited official pardon, and sixty years after it was written, the only biology article by gay computer genius and mathematician Alan Turing has been validated through experiments.
23rd February 2014
Film producer Harvey Weinstein praises Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘genius’ portrayal of Alan Turing 14
11:35 AM — American film producer Harvey Weinstein has praised Benedict Cumberbatch's "genius" portrayal of Alan Turing in the upcoming biopic of the recently-pardoned codebreaker's life.
21st January 2014
Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing amid ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy 25
7:36 PM — A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.
8th January 2014
David Cameron: Alan Turing’s achievements were remarkable and were vital in winning the War 10
1:03 PM — The Prime Minister has praised late computer genius, mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing for his "remarkable" and "vital" role in winning World War Two.
27th December 2013
Poem on Alan Turing: I Beg Your Pardon? 10
4:35 PM — Writer Dean Atta expresses his thoughts on the recent pardon given to Alan Turing in a poem.
Peter Tatchell urges Prime Minister to launch new probe into Alan Turing’s death and to extend pardon 18
12:47 PM — Peter Tatchell has written to David Cameron calling for a new inquiry into the death of Alan Turing, the human rights campaigner also believes the recent royal pardon granted to Turing should be extended to all men convicted under the same gross indecency law.
24th December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech: ‘Alan Turing’s contribution to Manchester was enormous’ 4
6:23 PM — Manchester Withington MP John Leech says he’s delighted that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon and has thanked all of those who helped in the campaign.
Richard Dawkins: The decision to pardon Alan Turing will send a signal to the world 14
3:18 PM — Professor Richard Dawkins has welcomed the posthumous royal pardon granted to gay scientist Alan Turing and says it will “send a signal to the world which needs to be sent”.
Comment: Alan Turing’s pardon is absolutely correct. The reason for it isn’t 14
2:31 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward welcomes the decision to pardon Alan Turing, but says the state still has not formally acknowledged that it was wrong to have people for their sexuality in the first place.
Shadow Justice Secretary: Decision to pardon Alan Turing ‘is a truly fitting tribute’ 7
11:05 AM — Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan says the decision to pardon Alan Turing "is a truly fitting tribute" - considering the shameful way he was treated for being gay.
23rd December 2013
Queen grants gay war hero Alan Turing a posthumous pardon 52
11:23 PM — The Queen has granted a posthumous pardon to the gay World War Two hero Alan Turing under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.
22nd December 2013
Feature: The top 17 stories that changed LGBT life in the UK in 2013 12
10:16 AM — As 2013 draws to a close, PinkNews looks back at the stories which have had the biggest impact on the life of LGBT people in the UK in the last year (and some which just raised a lot of eyebrows).
2nd December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech disappointed at delay to Alan Turing pardon bill 2
4:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has expressed disappointment that his bill to pardon gay mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing has been delayed following opposition by a single Tory MP.
1st November 2013
Lord Tebbit blasted by Lib Dem MP for saying a pardon for Alan Turing would set ‘dangerous precedent’ 35
4:55 PM — Former Tory chairman Lord Tebbit has been criticised by the Lib Dem MP John Leech for stating that it would set a "dangerous precedent" to pardon gay codebreaker Alan Turning.