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CNN ended up the 'butt' of the joke, excuse the pun, and Twitter loved it.
Tweets such as this one "LMAO someone had a buttplug flag at a gay pride parade and @CNN made it breaking news thinking it was an ISIS flag" flooded twitter and added to the fun.
Days ago the Supreme Court of the United States made it law that "same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states"; that has been applauded by many although there has and will be some resistance.
In May "Irish voters supported same sex marriage" in a referendum and in early January 2015 "Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing was pardoned" but as we reported there were 49,000 more still waiting.
The late Mr Turing was one of the heroes of Saturday's Gay Pride London event and family members including his great-niece Clare Dowling joined the march. Japanese technology company Fujitsu chose Turing as their Pride Hero for his contribution to technology.
Alan Turing was a British homosexual man who was prosecuted and hounded for his sexuality. His essential work during World War Two was forgotten as the fact he was homosexual took over his life. But he was not alone. 49,000 other men from all walks of life were prosecuted for being what we now call 'gay'.
Although many of the people prosecuted are now dead an estimated 15,000 of them are still alive. They have lived with what we would now view as an unjust criminal record hanging over their daily lives for years.
Turing underwent chemical castration which was used by many countries to suppress sexual urges. Homosexuality was viewed of as a form of mental illness, only a few decades ago, in the UK.
In December 2012 a petition to pardon Turing, was led by the equally brilliant Stephen Hawking. For whatever reason he was finally pardoned and UK PM David Cameron said in a statement: “His action saved countless lives. He also left a remarkable national legacy through his substantial scientific achievements, often being referred to as the ‘father of modern computing.’”
As you can see from images online Gay Pride London 2015 was a successful fun event.
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