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Alan Turing's homosexual court files go on display

#1  Postby DougC » Sep 25, 2016 11:51 pm

B.B.C. Article
Court files recording details of World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing's convictions for homosexual acts have gone on display for the first time.
One of the documents, to be displayed at Chester Town Hall, shows the mathematician admitted "acts of gross indecency" at a trial in 1952.
He then underwent chemical castration.
Helen Pickin-Jones, chair of Chester Pride, said: "Just a few simple lines of text reveal the appalling treatment of one of our national heroes."


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Re: Alan Turing's homosexual court files go on display

#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Sep 26, 2016 8:05 am

Bit of an unfortunate thread title.
Unless court papers lusting after court papers of the same gender, have indeed been released... ;)
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#3  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Sep 27, 2016 12:21 am

Makes you think what more could have come from this visionary and others had we not lived in such a bigoted world. We have religion mostly to thank for this tremendous loss.
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