Demand justice for the 49,000 men who were wrongfully criminalized for being gay
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The Oscar-nominated film ‘The Imitation Game’ tells the important story of Alan Turing, a gay man who was deemed a criminal because of his sexual orientation. Turing, who invented the first computer, was later pardoned of the so-called “crime” and celebrated because of his significant contributions to society. But even today, an estimated 49,000 other men are still considered criminals by the British government because of an old law that made being gay illegal.
‘The Imitation Game’ has helped millions of people see the harms of anti-gay laws, and it’s a great example of how a film can move the dial for equality.
Now, we must honor the memory of Alan Turing and bring justice to the estimated 49,000 other men who, like Turing, were wrongfully criminalized simply because of who they love. Call on the British government to also pardon these men, who don’t deserve to be called criminals because they were gay.
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