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Gay rights

Alan Turing: It Is Ok to be Gay Provided You Helped to Defeat the Nazis

December 24, 2013

Today has brought the news that the brilliant mathematician and father of computer science, Alan Turing is to be granted a royal pardon some 59 years after his suspected suicide at the age of 41.   Chris Grayling in announcing the pardon described it as a ‘fitting tribute to an exceptional man’, citing his extraordinary work […]

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First Soho, Now Brighton

April 22, 2011

  If any reminder was needed that despite the real progress that has been made over the last decade or so in both the legal and political arenas that the fight for basic equalities for gay and lesbian people has a long way to go, are the stories that have broken over the last couple […]

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Finally: Julius Caesar allowed to join US Army

December 21, 2010

After achieving far too little with their majority in the US House of Representatives, the Democrats have used their lame duck session to rapidly push through something genuinely impressive before the newly elected Republican majority take their seats in the New Year. Last Wednesday, the House voted 250 to 175 to end the ban on […]

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