Kim Sanders, Director of Communications at Stonewall, said: ‘It’s important that we remember and recognise the impact of LGBT figures throughout history, so it's great that Alan Turing will be the face on the new £50 bank note. It’s vital that we celebrate LGBT history, which is often less visible, and make sure that we represent the diversity of those who paved the way before us.
'The world we live in now is very different to Turing’s time, and LGBT rights have come a long way. But the fight for true equality is far from over. We know that LGBT people still face significant challenges, including the rising levels of hate crime. That’s why we’re still fighting for a world where all LGBT people are accepted without exception.’