Alan Turing’s Tortured Gay Life
Here’s something about the difficult life of Alan Turing, a ‘homosexual’ math genius who’s finally been credited for saving the world during World War II.
The story of Alan Turing is one of the most disgraceful episodes of modern civilization. A man who should have been a hero of the free world and idolized next to Einstein and Newton in the history books was instead hounded to death because of religion-inspired homophobia.
You can read the rest here. In 2009 the British Prime Minister finally issued a long overdue apology. And, a friend of mine on Facebook told me that Turing is now remembered quite well in the UK, especially in Manchester. There’s even a memorial statue on Sackville Street. Here’s the link to that. There’s more about Turing there as well.
John Barrowman On Gay Athletes Who Should Come Out
John Barrowman recently commented on closeted gay athletes who should come out of the closet and I think it’s worth sharing. Mainly because I’ve always known there are a lot more gay men out there than most people think there are. They just haven’t come out…yet.
“If people are fearful of coming out because of their job, they’re stupid,” Barrowman said. “There are so many ways and people around to protect them now and if they come out, whether they’re sportsman or they are in Hollywood.”
Here’s the link to read more. The people who’ve left comments so far don’t seem to agree with Barrowman.
David Furnish Comments on Rocketman
For those who might not know, David Furnish is Elton John’s husband, and Rocketman is an upcoming film based on Elton John’s life. They’ve already started to defend Rocketman with pieces about the straight actor, Taron Egerton, who will be playing gay face in the film.
After some criticism arose over Taron Egerton playing a gay man even though he’s straight, the legendary singer had one, crystal clear response. “That’s all bulls—, I’m sorry,” he told .
You can read this one, here.
And now David Furnish is letting everyone know that Rocketman won’t be straight washed.
Why We’re Proud: Following charges that Bohemian Rhapsody might have underplayed Freddy Mercury’s homosexuality, both John and Furnish have assured that Rocketman will in no way downplay or “straight-wash” John’s sexual orientation.
Here’s the link. There’s an old saying in fiction: show, don’t tell.