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Turing honour welcomed

THE Guardian reports today that Alan Turing, the mathematician and second world war codebreaker, is to be celebrated on a special stamp as an online petition calls for a posthumous pardon to quash his conviction for gross indecency.

The e-petition says his treatment and death:

Remains a shame on the UK government and UK history.

The computer pioneer is one of 10 prominent people chosen for the Royal Mail's Britons of Distinction stamps, to be launched in February.

Gay Kenyans used as sex slaves

DESPITE the hostility Islam has towards homosexuality, many Muslim countries appear to have no problem using males as sex slaves.

A report just brought to our attention reveals that gay Kenyan men are being trafficked into the Gulf region as sex slaves for the wealthy.

Identity, a gay magazine in Kenya, alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from university campuses – particularly from Kenyatta University – with promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labour as sex workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.