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  • 23rd June 2012

    Google celebrates 100th anniversary of gay war hero’s Alan Turing’s birth with Doodle 27

    Alan Turing would have been 100 today

    11:15 AM — Google has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, the gay mathematical genius and codebreaker who not only was the effective inventor of the computer but also a key driver behind the victory over the Nazis.

  • 28th July 2010

    Best of PinkNews: Why was Opus Dei member Ruth Kelly appointed Minister for Equality? 6

    Ruth Kelly resigned from Government in 2008

    1:31 AM — As PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fifth birthday, we take a look back at some of the most important exclusive stories we've broken.  Following the last Tony Blair Government reshuffle, PinkNews.co.uk in conjunction with Andrew Pierce, then of The Times, investigated why Ruth Kelly, a well known member of the right-wing Catholic group Opus Dei had been appointed Minister for Equality. The end result was the front-page question on The Independent "Ruth Kelly: Minister for Sin?" and a lead story on the ITV News.

  • 26th July 2010

    Best of PinkNews: The “ethical” banks that snubbed civil partnerships 8

    Joe and Neville Temple recently tried to persuade Smile, an offshoot of the Co-op Bank, to add an option for the legal status of Civil Partner to its application forms.

    9:15 AM — As PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fifth birthday, we take a look back at some of the most important exclusive stories we've broken. Two years after the Civil Partnership Act was introduced, a PinkNews.co.uk investigation found that a number of banks including the "ethical" Co-Operative Bank and its internet arm Smile, failed to add the option of Civil Partner to their application forms.

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