Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors

Instructor opens first driving school for homosexuals after hearing about offensive jokes by other tutors Learners complained about having to lie to previous instructorsTransgender learners faced questions on their gender from other instructorsDiscreet car used with no markings to advertise LGBT friendly service By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 A lesbian businesswoman is helping homosexual learner drivers dodge old-school driving instructors by opening Britain's first ‘gay driving school.’ Karis Smith, 27, started Gay Driving School Manchester after friends complained about jokes being made by instructors about their sexuality when having lessons. She said stories of instructors referring to pupils as ‘faggots’ or grilling transgender youngsters on whether they are a boy or a girl had left her horrified

Enigma hero Alan Turing "should be pardoned for historic gay conviction", says Stephen Hawking

Enigma hero Alan Turing 'should be pardoned for historic gay conviction', says Stephen Hawking Turin was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 over gay relationship Was chemically castrated and committed suicide by eating poisoned apple Governments have never offered a pardon for fear of 'setting a precedent'Scientists urge David Cameron to 'formally forgive the iconic British hero' | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 14 December 2012 A man credited with saving thousands of lives during World War Two should be posthumously pardoned for his historic conviction, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.