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People who are part of the LGBTQ+ community: Alan Turing


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Alan Turing was a British scientist and computer scientist. During World War II, he made a machine that helped break the German Enigma code.

Alan Turing is said to be LGBT. Like other gay men, he was convicted acts of gross indecency. Turing chose therapy, which resulted in bodily changes. He was found dead in 1954, after eating an apple laced with cyanide. Although the cause of death was considered suicide other theories, such as assasination due to his sexuality, have also been suggested.

 

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