I never thought this would happen.
[url=Gordon">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/gordon-brown/6170112... Brown: I'm proud to say sorry to a real war hero[/url]
Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. [...]
In 1952, he was convicted of "gross indecency" – in effect, tried for being gay. His sentence – and he was faced with the miserable choice of this or prison – was chemical castration by a series of injections of female hormones. He took his own life just two years later.
If you don't know the story of Alan Turing (who was also a great pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence - the "Turing machine"), please take a moment to look him up and honour his memory and contributions.