Guest writer Claire Bolden McGill is in love with Shakespeare! #shakespeare450 Shakespeare in Love: The Great British Bard - Read more here: http://www.smittenbybritain.com/shakespeare-in-love-the-great-british-bard/
Oscar Wilde - Irish writer, playwright, and poet. He was famous for his witty epigrams and his plays Salome, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windemere’s Fan, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He lived a life of ascetic extravagance until his incarceration under anti-homosexuality laws and he was sentenced to two years hard labor before his death, destitute in a hotel at the age of forty-six.
Turing family present petition seeking pardons for 49,000 gays
Relatives of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing, subject of Oscar-winning film "The Imitation Game", will on Monday hand in a petition calling for the pardoning of 49,000 men prosecuted like him for homosexuality. Nearly half a million people signed the petition via website Change.org. Turing's great-nephew Nevil Hunt, his great-niece Rachel Barnes and her son Thomas, are scheduled to deliver the petition to 10 Downing Street. Turing, whose work on deciphering the German Enigma codes led to a…