My Alan Turing petition has rocked past the 500 signatures I thought I might get to reach almost 5,000. At the rate people are signing I'd expect 5,000 to be reached either today or tomorrow.
The campaign has got quite a bit of media coverage. Here's a round up:
Daily Telegraph: Britain should apologize for the shameful way it treated Alan Turing.
The Independent: The Turing Engima: Campaigners demand pardon for mathematics genius and Dawkins calls for apology for Turing.
Manchester Evening News: Campaign to win an official apology for Alan Turing and Gay backing for Turing apology.
Belfast Telegraph: Prosecuted for being gay: campaigners demand pardon for genius Alan Turing and Dawkins calls for official apology for Alan Turing.
PRI/BBC World Service: Apology campaign for British Nazi code breaker.
BBC Radio Ulster: Sunday Sequence.
Channel 4 News: Pardon for Enigma codebreaker, Alan Turing?
Note to gay readers: I've deliberately excluded the specialist gay news outlets from that list so that people realize that this is not simply a gay issue. Please don't think I'm ignoring you and your great coverage!