14th April 2015
Conservatives pledge to pardon historic gay sex offences in manifesto 19
12:32 PM — The Conservative Party has pledged to extend pardons to gay men convicted of historic sex offences.
5th March 2015
Ed Miliband: Labour won’t pardon gay men but will wipe their convictions 40
9:14 AM — The Labour Party has clarified its position on an announcement by leader Ed Miliband about men convicted of gay sex offences, to say that records would actually be expunged, not pardoned.
3rd March 2015
Number 10: David Cameron will ‘look’ at pardoning gay sex offences 10
3:12 PM — Downing Street has responded to Labour’s pledge of support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences by saying David Cameron will look “carefully” at the issue.
Ed Miliband backs campaign to pardon gay sex offences 16
11:00 AM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences.
27th February 2015
Lib Dems to back campaign to pardon gay sex offences 16
7:01 PM — The Liberal Democrats are set to pledge support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences - despite fears it could end up helping paedophiles.
22nd February 2015
Alan Turing’s family to deliver pardons petition to 10 Downing Street 12
4:27 PM — Relatives of codebreaker Alan Turing will deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street, calling for all men persecuted for their sexuality to be pardoned.
13th February 2015
Alan Turing’s nephew: ‘I’m not sure his Royal Pardon added a great deal’ 8
3:39 PM — One of Alan Turing's last surviving relatives has spoken in an interview to say that he isn't sure that a posthumous pardon "added a great deal", but did praise it for drawing attention to others convicted under a gross indecency law.
11th February 2015
WATCH: Anti-gay Christian group backs campaign for gay pardons… kind of 19
12:07 PM — In a bizarre and (presumably) sarcastic video, the director of an anti-gay Christian group has backed a campaign by Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry calling for pardons for gay men convicted of gross indecency.
8th October 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch: There’s no need for gay sex in film about Alan Turing 106
7:45 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has defended the lack of gay sex in his upcoming Alan Turing biopic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15th November 2012
Comment: Time is right to pardon Alan Turing 32
3:38 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour Party member Andrew Pakes says the government must issue gay scientist and computing pioneer Alan Turing with an official pardon.