Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Thanks for Celebrating With Me!


Well, we've reached the end of another fabulous celebration of

TRANSLESBIGAYAPALOOZA!

Thanks for all your interesting, supportive, honest and touching comments this month. I appreciated receiving each and every one! Teh interwebs can be a wonderful place and an amazing way for people to connect whose paths would otherwise never cross. Aren't these grand times in which we live!


In 2014, fifty years after his death, Alan Turing finally received a royal pardon regarding the criminal conviction for "gross indecency" which so unjustly ruined his life. He is now rightly acknowledged as a hero of World War II and a leading scientific genius of the 20th century. We owe him a great debt of gratitude on both counts.


28 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

"an amazing way for people to connect whose paths would otherwise never cross" - tru fax dat! I would NEVER have met such nice people in real life. but my interwebz friends are THE BESTEST EVAH!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm rather fond of the online and the friends I've made through it, so thank you Mr. Turing!

So you spotted my 'Greens Man'... thinking of attempting a couple of other things: A fruit and veggie 'quilt' piece, and a little something to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision. Whatcha think?

strangelynaked.com said...

How Turing was treated was tragic. Ugh, even thinking about it right now I'm on the verge of tears. I'm just glad his legacy has endured.
Thank YOU for celebrating Pride month. Your posts were great.

DEZMOND said...

and such a hot hairdo he had!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i really enjoyed all of your posts. i loved the recent movie about turing!

Katy Anders said...

I just want to point out what a difference these posts you've done have really made.

Why, when you started this series, gay marriage was not legal in my state, and now? Legal!

Powerful stuff...

Francie M said...

Well done, my friend!

Debi said...

I am all the wiser having a whole month of fun, humour and knowledge! Happy Canada Day! xoDebi

Leeanna said...

Sad to see these posts ending. I'm hoping that you do this at least once a week. It would be fun.

JACKIESUE said...

I love Canaderians..especially if they're gay...

Miss Val's Creations said...

It's been a great month of positivity and much needed education for some!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

What a great month it was! Thanks for doing this and the chuckles along the way! Happy Canada Day - I am off to the cottage tonight!

Adam said...

It's sad that there's still a lot of people out there that want gay people to live in a terrible era like that again. Not only hiding who you are from your personal life, but from the government too.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I never knew Alan Turing was convicted - where have I been?

Insomniac’s Attic said...

Oh noes, it's over already? :(

I still can't wrap my head around the fact it took me that long to get the fig one. Probably my favourite for that very reason - I had to work so hard at it. :)

Guillaume said...

We owe a lot to gays, atheists and of course gay atheists. I'm only atheist, but nobody is perfect.

The Happy Whisk said...

50 years after his death, that breaks my heart.

Jim said...

Here here!! So truly deserved indeed, Debra!

mistress maddie said...

And we here in the states couldn't ask for a better end to Pride month!!!!!! I too agree about the interwebs! When they work that is.

heartinhand said...

I loved all your Pride posts this month! What a wonderful, no, FABULOUS community it is when people can just be themselves and not be judged for who they love (or what's between their legs!)
Thanks for all of the posts,
(((((HUGS)))))

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's been another great month! I look forward to this round of posts every year. It wasn't too long ago that I learned about the story of Alan Turing. Very heartbreaking. And disturbing. There are still many vile things going on around the world that I hope will come to an end one day. Equal rights for all. The freedom to love. The freedom to be who you are! That's my wish for this world.

Rosemary said...

It was a terrible tragedy that Alan Turing felt compelled to commit suicide - how things have changed for the better

Ron Troke said...

I concur
I concur
I CONCUR!!!!!!!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

I watched a fascinating program on PBS about his life. We do indeed owe our ability to "know" things and "meet" people instantaneously to this very directed and remarkable man. I also read somewhere (urban legend???) that the apple with the bite out of it, on the computer is a nod to this man as well. He was found dead with a partially eaten apple next to his body.

Missy George said...

Interesting..No surprise there..Happy 4th

Madilyn Quinn said...

Thank you Alan Turing, for without you I wouldn't be here right now. Seriously though, that's so awful. "Gross indecency". People suck. Glad he's finally getting the gratitude he probably would've liked while alive. Course since there's no life after death, he won't know. Oh well :)

Riot Kitty said...

Can you imagine? Being yourself was being a crime - so shameful of the government.

Magic Love Crow said...

I always learn so much from you! Never knew anything about this! Very sad! Happy Pride my friend ;o)