Gay Hero of World War 2 to be Honoured with Postage Stamp
The gay humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust has welcomed news that World War 2 codebreaker Alan Turing, whose work laid the foundation for modern computing, is to be honored with a postage stamp. Turing was openly gay but was harrassed by the authorities after the war for his sexuality and eventually took his own life. Now his essential role in helping the country to victory is to be commemmorated by Royal Mail next month along with nine other "Britons of distinction". The Pink Triangle Trust's George Broadhead said that Turning was both gay and an atheist during a very conservative period. He also said that 2012 will mark the centenary of Turning's birth which would be celebrated with events throughout the year.