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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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Farewell to a Humanist hero: LGBT activist George Broadhead dies aged 87
3 months ago

Farewell to a Humanist hero: LGBT activist George Broadhead dies aged 87

Co-founder of the world’s first group for LGBT non-believers was a fierce opponent of faith-based bigotry
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Bigot tipped to become N Ireland’s new First Minister is a homophobe, misogynist & creationist
3 months ago

Bigot tipped to become N Ireland’s new First Minister is a homophobe, misogynist & creationist

DEAR readers, I give you Edwin Poots, above, front runner for the position of First Minister of Northern Ireland. He threw his dunce’s cap into the ring after the shock …
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Northern Ireland politicians pass motion to ban conversion therapy
3 months ago

Northern Ireland politicians pass motion to ban conversion therapy

TABLING a motion for a ban on conversion therapy with party colleague John Stewart, Beattie, above,  told members of the Stormont, the Northern Ireland parliament, ‘I’m a straight man, I …
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Vatican ‘slams door on gay agenda’. Sir Elton John accuses the RCC of ‘stupidity and hypocrisy’
4 months ago

Vatican ‘slams door on gay agenda’. Sir Elton John accuses the RCC of ‘stupidity and hypocrisy’

SIR Elton John is no fan of religion. Back in 2006 he rightly asserted that organized religion fuels anti-gay discrimination and other forms of bias, saying ‘I think religion has …
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Gay billionaire’s $15-m donation to ACLU will be used to ‘undermine Christian teachings’ regarding sexuality
4 months ago

Gay billionaire’s $15-m donation to ACLU will be used to ‘undermine Christian teachings’ regarding sexuality

IN a piece published on Friday – headed “ACLU Gets $15 Million LGBT Grant from Billionaire Foe of Christian Morals and Religious Freedom” – the National Catholic Register expressed horror …
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Lunatic Messianic Jewish apologist attacks adoption service over its new LGBT acceptance policy
5 months ago

Lunatic Messianic Jewish apologist attacks adoption service over its new LGBT acceptance policy

SHORTLY after Chris Palusky – head of one of America’s largest adoption and foster care agencies –  announced on Monday that it would begin providing services to LGBT parents nationwide …
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Catholic zealot declares war on Cadbury over a ‘sexually intimate’ gay ad
5 months ago

Catholic zealot declares war on Cadbury over a ‘sexually intimate’ gay ad

THE last time I wrote about the demented Farrow, inset above, was when she suffered a panic attack after seeing a doctor wearing a rainbow lanyard. Before that I reported …
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Gay Nigerian blasts crazy pastor who suggested Biden should marry a man
5 months ago

Gay Nigerian blasts crazy pastor who suggested Biden should marry a man

AFTER learning that former Nigerian banker Nigerian banker ‘Bishop’ Emmah Isong, above, wants his country to increase its persecution of its already persecuted LGBT citizens, one gay Nigerian living in …
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UK gay hate group slams Tory MP who wants conversion therapy banned in the UK
6 months ago

UK gay hate group slams Tory MP who wants conversion therapy banned in the UK

KELLY, above, a Deputy Director of the fanatically homophobic Christian Institute, expressed outrage over a recent article written by Conservative MP Alicia Kearns in which she listed prayer alongside ‘grotesque’ …
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Spain joins push to criminalise conversion therapy
6 months ago

Spain joins push to criminalise conversion therapy

FOLLOWING our report yesterday that Victoria has passed a Bill designed to halt conversion therapy, practiced in the main by faith groups, PinkNews reports that Spain’s Minister of Equality Irene …
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