15th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: Experimenting sexually at boarding school wasn’t about desire 14
3:11 PM — Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about sexual experimentation at his boarding school.
Benedict Cumberbatch says he’d defend gay rights ‘to the death’ 4
12:18 PM — In an interview with OUT magazine, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch has stated he would defend gay people “to the death”. Benedict is set to star in The Imitation Game as the lead role Alan Turing. Gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, […]
12th October 2014
How to be the next Conchita Wurst, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 1
9:08 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
10th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: There is no heterosexuality in Alan Turing biopic 16
1:10 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has rejected criticism of his upcoming Alan Turing biopic, claiming there is "no heterosexuality" in the film.
8th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: There’s no need for gay sex in film about Alan Turing 99
7:45 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has defended the lack of gay sex in his upcoming Alan Turing biopic.
8th September 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: America needs a female president, then a gay one 31
6:51 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has claimed that the US should have a gay president after it elects a female one.
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”.