Tuesday, December 24, 2013

QUEER QUOTE: Queen Elizabeth Pardons Alan Turing

Great news! Openly gay genius Alan Turing, widely regarded as the Father of Computer Science, World War II hero for breaking the German's code, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, has had his conviction of 'gross indecency' (for having sex with another man in 1952) pardoned by the Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth said:
"[We are] graciously pleased to extend Our Grace and Mercy unto the said Alan Mathison Turing and to grant him Our Free Pardon posthumously in respect of the said convictions."
It's about time!

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