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Alan Turing Is On The Cover Of This Month's Attitude Magazine

He won the Posthumous Icon award at an award ceremony last night.

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Turing is known as the father of computing, whose codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was crucial to the Allied war effort during World War II.

However his homosexuality resulted in a criminal prosecution in 1952 (as homosexual acts were illegal in the United Kingdom at the time). He was subject to chemical castration and he committed suicide by cyanide poisoning two years later.

If you're interested in learning more about Turing listen to this excellent short documentary by Radiolab.