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About Barry Duke

Veteran journalist Barry Duke, born in South Africa in 1947, settled in the UK in 1973, where he became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement and gay rights organisations. A militant atheist, he joined the National Secular Society (NSS) and was a co-founder in 1979 of the Gay Humanist Group which changed its name to the Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association in 1987. In 2017 he was handed a Lifetime Achievement award by the NSS for his "spirited opposition to religious intolerance and irrationality" in his roles as a free speech advocate and his work as editor of the Freethinker and The Pink Humanist magazines. In 2017 he was married to his partner of 22 years, Marcus Robinson, in Gibraltar. The couple live in Benidorm, Spain.
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Catholics outraged that ‘Pink’ Saint Newman is being called gay
17 hours ago

Catholics outraged that ‘Pink’ Saint Newman is being called gay

FOLLOWING the weekend canonisation of English cardinal John Henry Newman Jesuit Fr James Martin, above, reiterated his belief that Newman may have been gay.

This has sent a frisson of …
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Death penalty for being gay is back on Uganda’s agenda
5 days ago

Death penalty for being gay is back on Uganda’s agenda

ETHICS and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo, above, said that the purpose of the new bill is to take account of the ‘promotion and recruitment’ of homosexuality by strengthening the existing …
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Iran alleges Kurdish singer is gay. He could now face death.
7 days ago

Iran alleges Kurdish singer is gay. He could now face death.

THE Kurdistan Human Rights Network last week tweeted that ‘Mohsen Lorestani, a Kurdish singer from Kermanshah, has been charged with “corruption on earth” in a public complaint … If convicted, …
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Gscene editor and Pink Triangle Trust patron James Ledward dies aged 65
2 weeks ago

Gscene editor and Pink Triangle Trust patron James Ledward dies aged 65

TRIBUTES are pouring in for James Ledward, owner, editor and publisher of Gscene magazine who died yesterday, October 3. Among the many messages of condolences on his Facebook page is …
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Actress alleges ‘religious discrimination’ after being booted from show
2 weeks ago

Actress alleges ‘religious discrimination’ after being booted from show

BRITISH actress Seyi Omooba, 25, daughter of homophobic pastor Ade Omooba, co-founder of anti-gay hate group Christian Concern, was delighted to land the role of a LESBIAN character, Celie, in …
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Help fund Imaan’s London Muslim Pride festival
2 weeks ago

Help fund Imaan’s London Muslim Pride festival

THE East London-based charity Imaan have launched a fundraiser for an event aimed at  at showing that ‘no one is the gatekeeper’ of Islam.

The festival, planned for the spring …
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Rainbows Across Borders receives a generous donation from The Pink Triangle Trust
3 weeks ago

Rainbows Across Borders receives a generous donation from The Pink Triangle Trust

RAINBOWS Across Borders, a UK-based voluntary self-help group for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes has been given a £500 …
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Anti-LGBT bigotry celebrated at a Christian Concern Oxford shindig
3 weeks ago

Anti-LGBT bigotry celebrated at a Christian Concern Oxford shindig

IN June of this year, Andrea Minichiello Williams, above, Chief Executive of Christian Concern, gleefully seized upon an incident in which two homophobic ten-year-olds were suspended from classes for five …
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Gay man claims he was assaulted in an Oklahoma church
4 weeks ago

Gay man claims he was assaulted in an Oklahoma church

THE First Assembly of God Church in Blackwell, Oklahoma, is currently under police investigation after a young man claimed to have been subjected to a vicious ‘pray-away-the-gay’ session in which …
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Idiotic new ‘pray-away-the-gay’ movement raises its ugly head
1 month ago

Idiotic new ‘pray-away-the-gay’ movement raises its ugly head

ELIZABETH Woning and Ken Williams have a simple message to LGBT communities: God can radically transform their sexual orientation.

The two pastors at Bethel Church, an independent charismatic megachurch in …
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