Jul 2013 - Homophobia in Football - John Leech

11 July 2013 by Pure Radio

Manchester Withington MP, Liberal Democrat John Leech has recently asked questions in parliament about the problem of homophobia in football.

Last week he had a meeting with the Football Association about what they’re doing to tackle discrimination.

John Leech told Under the Rainbow that the FA are working towards making the game less hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans players and fans – but there’s still more to be done.

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Under the Rainbow - 23rd Feb 2012

23 February 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 23rd Feb 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz. Also this week – Withington MP John Leech will be talking about the campaign to pardon mathematician Alan Turing.

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Feb 2012 - The Campaign To Pardon Alan Turing

23 February 2012 by Pure Radio

Mathematician Alan Turing was instrumental in cracking the Nazi’s secret code during the Second World War, as well as being a pioneer in the field of computing.

After being convicted for being homosexual, he was made to undergo chemical castration. He committed suicide shortly after, in 1954.

This year marks one hundred years since his birth. And a number of people are asking the government to pardon Alan.

Part of the campaign is Withington MP, John Leech. He spoke to Under the Rainbow.

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