Attitude highlighted Crowther as a rising name in the LGBTQ engineering and tech world.Crowther was out to most people in his life, including immediate family, but not his grandparents.

However, his inclusion in Attitude list of 101 trailblazers was picked up by a local newspaper in his hometown of Nottingham, which ran a story about Crowther’s achievements.Crowther’s uncle commented about the article to his grandparents, Jill and Bill, prompting this adorable message from them.“Hello Simon, We learned from John R when he came round with Grandpa’s birthday present, that there was an excellent article recently, about you and how you built your business, in a Nottingham Evening Post Magazine.“Apparently, you reported that you had ‘Come Out’ as being gay to your family when you were 21.

Obviously, it was decided to keep it from us for if it upset us. Don’t worry, we are not upset.“In fact, I had already worked it out for myself (Gran), but Grandpa didn’t know.