Talking to the editor of a major magazine aimed at gay men it became clear that he assumed, incorrectly, that I was gay, and that that was an important factor motivating me to push my Alan Turing petition. I understand why he assumed that, but it also worries me: it makes it easy for people to assume that this is a 'gay issue'.
You don't have to be gay to think that prosecuting a man for a private consensual sex act who just seven years before had been hailed as a hero of the Second World War was simply wrong.
You don't have to be gay to be appalled that just thirteen years after Alan Turing committed suicide the crime he committed was no longer a crime.
You don't have to be gay to think that chemically castrating a man (after offering him the "alternative" of prison) because of his sexuality is simply disgusting.
You don't have to be gay to feel the pain of the bitter irony that Alan Turing helped defeat a regime whose ideology was based on prejudice, only to find himself prosecuted because of another form of prejudice at home.
You simply have to be human.