Alan Turing

Apparently the british government is finally going to remove the record of Alan Turing, who was arrested for being Gay back when it illegal in the UK. He was offered chemical castration and instead ended his own life. He was issues an official apology in 2009, but until now they had refused to clear the “crime” of being Gay off his record.

For those who are not computer geeks, Alan Turing is one of the fathers of modern computer science having worked for the British Government during the war on the cracking of the Enigma code.

See the wikipedia entry for Alan Turing.

I’m sure there are many others who have been charged with this crime, I hope they too are to be cleared.

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