GCHQ now relies on people who "dare to be different", he told a conference hosted by areaa rights group Stonewall. We did not learn our lesson from Turing.
He cheptenham said the treatment of gay computer pioneer and code breaker Alan Turing had been "horrifying". Registered Many are desperate to support their children but do not know how. The atmosphere is relaxed, open and socialable, each monthly Feathers nights is slightly themed and the Swan offer special drinks offers for the Feather crowd.
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Other famiiy members are welcome! He said GCHQ now relies on people who "dare to think differently and be different" and that included hiring spies on the autistic spectrum, with Asperger's or other syndromes, who he described as "precious assets".
Others have questions, worries or fears which they want to talk about. He had been arrested after having an affair with a year-old Manchester man.
The era when gay spies were feared "I am happy to do so today and to say how sorry I am that he and so many others were treated in this way, right up until the s when the policy was rightly changed," he said. Common practice In his speech in London, Mr Hannigan said a former spy he called Ian, who was forced out of the service on suspicion of being gay in the s, had urged him to apologise.
The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop the code-cracking work. In he took his own life by eating an apple laced with cyanide, and in he received a posthumous royal pardon.
The events are run by a group of volunteers rather than the venue itself and entry is FREE! Mr Hannigan said no-one could know what some of those sacked for being gay would have gone on to achieve. Related Topics.