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    Alan Turing should have been cleared instead of pardoned

    The pardoning of Alan Turing is both overdue and wrong. Turing, the father of modern computer science and gifted mathematician who during the second world war helped England break the German Enigma code took his own life after being chemically castrated from a conviction for having a sexual relationship with a man. More

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    Homophobic tweets in response to Tom Daley coming out

    Give it a few hours and the internet shows us the worst of humanity. Following today’s news from Tom Daley that he’s dating a man, many good people responded on Twitter with support and kind words. Many on the other hand had worse things to say. More

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    The British accept Tom Daley as only they can: sarcastic humor

    First the comedians, now journalists and well everyone in Britain has taken to Twitter to show their support for Tom Daley coming out. It’s nice we live in a world where we can now make jokes and poke fun at the timing of the revelations, because we’re neither shocked or upset (except anyone who’d been hoping to be Tom Daley’s boyfriend). More

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    British diver Tom Daley comes out and reveals his relationship with a man

    A few months ago British Olympic diver Tom Daley, a heart-throb to many a gay man, came out as straight. However today Daley has revealed on YouTube that “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy.” More

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    World Aids Day 2013: we’re making strides but more can be done

    Today marks the 25th World Aids Day, a moment at the start of the holiday season to reflect and remember. While the day is often marked with vigils and memorials, awareness has always been important and this year’s theme is ‘Getting to zero’ as in zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero deaths. More

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