Gay pride is not about straight shame.

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When I was a comprehensive school student, a teacher of mine I greatly admired took to the stage in an assembly to speak about Alan Turing. He taught IT and was discussing Turing’s contributions to computer science, including the pivotal role he played in cracking encrypted German messages. He also mentioned, at the end of his address, how Turing was a gay man. After the war, he was arrested and prosecuted under anti-gay…