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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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Hate preacher wrecks Drag Queen event, threatens kids with hellfire
3 days ago

Hate preacher wrecks Drag Queen event, threatens kids with hellfire

AN evangelical preacher who gatecrashed a Drag Queen Story Time event in Ottawa got short shrift from parents, who objected to the way he loudly abused performer Adrianna Exposée.

The preacher, …
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Mayor of Ottawa boldly steps out of the closet
5 days ago

Mayor of Ottawa boldly steps out of the closet

IT TOOK Watson almost 40 years to exit the closet – and he did so in the most public way possible.

At the weekend, in a piece written for the  …
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Gray power manifests itself at an Oregon Catholic church
5 days ago

Gray power manifests itself at an Oregon Catholic church

By  •  Global news

PROGRESSIVE worshippers disenchanted with a Fr George Kuforiji, a Catholic priest at St Francis of Assisi parish in Portland, Oregon, shouted him down while he was celebrating Mass.

Since …
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‘Gay bus’ row: Christian Legal Centre enters the fray
7 days ago

‘Gay bus’ row: Christian Legal Centre enters the fray

EARLIER this month a bus driver in the UK city of Norwich was suspended for refusing to drive a bus that ‘promotes homosexuality’ by having its service number displayed in …
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Please join today’s rally in London against hate crime

A NUMBER organisations have united to stage a protest in London today against the rising number of hate crimes in the UK.

According to the organisers of this evening’s …
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Hatred directed at Warwickshire Pride is a sign of growing homophobia in the UK
1 week ago

Hatred directed at Warwickshire Pride is a sign of growing homophobia in the UK

DANIEL Browne, Chair of Warwickshire Pride, centre, has revealed that the event is attracting hateful responses, including a post to its Facebook page saying ‘Gays should be killed’. Organisers also …
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Older Scots are less tolerant of LGBT communities
1 week ago

Older Scots are less tolerant of LGBT communities

DESPITE the fact that Scotland was recognised as the “best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality” in 2015 and 2016, more than a fifth of Scots do not consider …
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Israeli right-winger plans a ‘Gay Pride’ event in an Arab town
2 weeks ago

Israeli right-winger plans a ‘Gay Pride’ event in an Arab town

NOAM Federman, above, an Orthodox Jewish man convicted last year of throwing rocks at Palestinians, is organising a ‘Gay Pride’ parade in the northern Arab town of Tamra in a …
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‘Straight Pride’ organiser says ‘we are a totally peaceful racist group’
2 weeks ago

‘Straight Pride’ organiser says ‘we are a totally peaceful racist group’

IN arguing his case for a rally in Modesdo, California, Don Grundmann, the homophobic extremist who heads of the National Straight Pride Coalition – (motto: Save the next generation of …
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Judge orders Israeli ad companies to run anti-gay billboards
2 weeks ago

Judge orders Israeli ad companies to run anti-gay billboards

A SUPREME Court judge in Israel – Neal Hendel, inset above – has ruled against companies which refused to run anti-gay campaign ads created by the ultra-Orthodox Zionist Noam party.


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