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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 20 years, Marcus Robinson, in Gibraltar. The couple live in Benidorm, Spain.
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Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage
1 week ago

Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage

FOLLOWING groundbreaking equality gains in Bhutan and Botswana, Ecuador’s highest court has approved same-sex marriage, marking a watershed moment for LGBTQ rights in the Catholic-majority country.

Quito’s constitutional court …
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Catholic fanatics are on a transphobic crusade
2 weeks ago

Catholic fanatics are on a transphobic crusade

VARIOUS reports in the UK claim that the Archdiocese of Liverpool was compelled this week to issue an apology after thousands of school children across across the city – and …
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‘Get lost!’ Disney rejects anti-gay petition.
2 weeks ago

‘Get lost!’ Disney rejects anti-gay petition.

CHRISTIAN concern, a nasty little British outfit made up of perpetually outraged bigots, is seething over the fact that Disney in London rejected an anti-gay petition, and told a woman …
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Dublin Pride manager hits out at priest who compared gays to zombies
2 weeks ago

Dublin Pride manager hits out at priest who compared gays to zombies

EDDIE McGuinness, above, said in an Irish Mirror report today that he was ‘flabbergasted’ by the words of an Irish priest who compared gay people and those who have sex …
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Botswana follows Bhutan in striking down anti-gay laws
2 weeks ago

Botswana follows Bhutan in striking down anti-gay laws

HIGH court judges in Botswana today (Monday) ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. This follows a similar decision in Bhutan last week.


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Bhutan votes to decriminalise homosexuality
2 weeks ago

Bhutan votes to decriminalise homosexuality

TWO laws that criminalized homosexual sex in Bhutan were scrapped at the weekend, much to the delight of the kingdom’s LGBT community.

“A lot of us cried,” said Tashi Tsheten …
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Israel’s gay Justice Minister booed at Jerusalem Pride
2 weeks ago

Israel’s gay Justice Minister booed at Jerusalem Pride

THE first gay Government minister In Israel’s history, Amir Ohana, joined around 15,000 participants in Jerusalem’s 18th gay Pride event last week  – and got roundly booed.

The reason is …
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Neo-Nazis disrupt Pride event in Detroit
2 weeks ago

Neo-Nazis disrupt Pride event in Detroit

IN 2017 President Donald Trump notoriously described white supremacists and neo-Nazis as ‘fine people.’

Well, his ‘fine people’ are again in the news, having disrupted a Pride parade in Detroit.


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Mascot of ‘Straight Pride’ is a right-wing gay lunatic
2 weeks ago

Mascot of ‘Straight Pride’ is a right-wing gay lunatic

  WHEN Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt, a non-believer, got wind of the fact that a conservative group in Massachusetts was using his name and face to promote a ‘Straight Pride’ …
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Lesbian couple suffer horrific assault on a London bus
3 weeks ago

Lesbian couple suffer horrific assault on a London bus

A COUPLE who refused a gang’s demand that they should kiss one another on a London bus suffered facial injuries when they were attacked.

Scotland Yard are investigating what they …
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