The first LGBT person on a English bank note
London, UK – 15 July 2019
Alan Turing the face of the new £50 note.
“This is a much deserved accolade for one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. Turing’s Enigma code-breaking helped defeat the Nazis and thereby shortened the Second World War, saving millions of lives. As a pioneer of computing science, his theories laid the foundation of the modern world, including everything from the internet and email to mobile phones, space exploration and life-saving medical technologies.”
Statement from Peter Tatchell.
Last year Peter Tatchell organised LGBT activists to vote for the code-breaking hero.