61 years late a hero gets his due

Jackson Ransdell

Winston Churchill described him as “the single biggest contribution to the allied victory” during WWII and it is estimated that his work ended the war 2-4 years early saving over 14 million lives. That man is Alan Turing who up until recently was convicted under gross indecency laws in the UK carried out against himself and over 50,000 other gay and bisexual men in Britain.

Homosexuality was illegal in England until 1967 and punished by among other things forced castration. Today Turing and the tens of thousands of other British men who were convicted under this senseless law will finally be pardoned of their “crimes”.

This is seen as an important day for many in the UK including Rachel Barnes the great niece of Mr.Turing who said “This is a momentous day for all those who have been convicted under the historic laws, and for their families. The gross indecency…

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