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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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Russian novelist and LGBT rights activist scheduled to appear in London in February
6 hours ago

Russian novelist and LGBT rights activist scheduled to appear in London in February

THE Glory, a leading LGBT venue in London  and ACT UP London is to host an event – “Russia in Search of Equality” – on Wednesday, February 2 at 7.30pm …
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Desmond Tutu, anti-apartheid campaigner and LGBT rights champion, dies aged 90
3 weeks ago

Desmond Tutu, anti-apartheid campaigner and LGBT rights champion, dies aged 90

The death has been announced of Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who played a major role in bringing about the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, and paving the way for …
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Make you voice heard by countering Christian Concern’s conversion therapy advice
2 months ago

Make you voice heard by countering Christian Concern’s conversion therapy advice

CHRISTIAN Concern, headed by deranged homophobe Williams, above, is grooming people on how to respond to a UK government consultation regarding a planned ban of therapies intended to turn LGBT …
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Hate group suffers humiliating defeat over LGBT book prosecution
2 months ago

Hate group suffers humiliating defeat over LGBT book prosecution

BRIAN Camenker, above, leader of a designated hate group called Mass Resistance, is fuming over the fact that a library in Wyoming will not be prosecuted for having a collection …
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Meet the Methodist minister who slipped into drag to show ‘God’s love’ of LGBT people
2 months ago

Meet the Methodist minister who slipped into drag to show ‘God’s love’ of LGBT people

IN three, two, one … shrieks of “blasphemy” and “sacrilege.” For at the start of season 2 of HBO’s drag show, We’re Here, Duke above, of the United Methodist Church …
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Fascist with his eye on Bulgaria’s presidency attacked a gay centre using a knife
2 months ago

Fascist with his eye on Bulgaria’s presidency attacked a gay centre using a knife

WHEN Bulgaria staged it’s first LGBT Pride event in 2008, religious leaders condemned the event, which ended in violence. Protesters armed with brass knuckles, clubs and fireworks tried to rush …
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Evangelist who supported the death penalty for gays is trying to infiltrate UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust
3 months ago

Evangelist who supported the death penalty for gays is trying to infiltrate UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust

THE National Trust, established in 1895 as a heritage conservation charity, is “obsessed with LGBT issues” says anti-vaxxer Stephen “Birdshit” Green, above, head of an outfit called Christian Voice UK …
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New documentary reveals that UK pastor lied when he denied advocating death for Ugandan LGBT members
3 months ago

New documentary reveals that UK pastor lied when he denied advocating death for Ugandan LGBT members

ALMOST nine years has elapsed since I was threatened with legal action by a hate preacher and “exorcist” Paul Shinners, above, for posting a piece about a trip he made …
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White House excoriates N Carolina Lt Governor who called LGBT people ‘filth’
3 months ago

White House excoriates N Carolina Lt Governor who called LGBT people ‘filth’

REPUBLICAN Robinson, above, a devout Christian and fiery preacher, has been in the job for less than a year, but in that time has succeeded in annoying a great many …
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Evangelicals throw a tantrum after Church of Wales votes to bless same-sex unions
4 months ago

Evangelicals throw a tantrum after Church of Wales votes to bless same-sex unions

DAVIES, above, warned last month that it would be a “slap in the face” for gay Christians if the Church of Wales does not consider blessing for same-sex couples. This …
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