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£50 bank of england alan turing

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced yesterday the selection of Alan Turing for the new £50 note. Imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work will feature on the new polymer note expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021.  While renowned for his WWII work devising code-breaking machines, Turing also played a pivotal …

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London was awash with the colours of the Rainbow Saturday afternoon as some 600 groups marched in London Pride. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to make it the biggest and most diverse Pride in London ever. Celebrities like Sam Smith and Sir Ian McKellen joined the marchers. Launching the parade, Mayor of London Sadiq …

Pride London

A group of activists have been slammed for disrupting the Pride in London parade on Saturday with a protest against transgender women. At the parade a group of eight protesters held up signs with anti-trans messages including “lesbian not queer” and “trans activism erases lesbians.” The group briefly lay on the ground to physically block …

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Discrimination is keeping some gay men from reaching high-level managerial positions, a new study has suggested. The research, which analysed data from almost 650,000 working-age adults in the UK, is the first large-scale evidence of the understudied sexual orientation gap in the workplace. While the new study found gay men outperform straight men in lower …

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More than 40 percent of transgender people in the UK experienced a hate crime or transphobic incident in the last 12 months, according to LGBTIQ charity Stonewall. A study by YouGov surveyed over 800 UK trans and non-binary people in England, Wales and Scotland has revealed the shocking extent of discrimination faced by transgender people. …

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Love letters abounded during World War II as soldiers stationed throughout Europe wrote home to loved ones left behind when they departed for the front. Recently discovered letters tell of a forbidden gay love. One such soldier, Gilbert Bradley, fell in love while on military training and shared hundreds of love letters with his sweetheart. …

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Several gay football players in the UK should come out as a group on the same day, the head of England’s Football Association has encouraged. FA Chief Greg Clarke told The Times newspaper that he’s spoken to gay soccer players and he thinks it would be a good idea to synchronise their coming out, if …

Alan Turing's letters

Excerpts from Alan Turing’s letters offer a glimpse into the anguish the famed codebreaker endured in his final days. Turing’s brilliant mind was instrumental in ending the Second World War. His invention of the modern computer enabled the cracking of the Nazi’s Enigma Code. However, his life ended in tragedy when he died at age …

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