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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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Court finds that a Florida mega-church was correctly identified as an anti-LGBT hate group
3 months ago

Court finds that a Florida mega-church was correctly identified as an anti-LGBT hate group

COHEN, above, described a lawsuit brought against the SPLC as ‘meritless’ after the 11th Circuit appeals court upheld an earlier decision that found that the church had regularly maligned LGBT …
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Book advocating murder of gays found in UK mosque school
3 months ago

Book advocating murder of gays found in UK mosque school

SCHOOL inspectors in England discovered the  book in a library of  the Institute of Islamic Education, an independent faith school run by the Markazi Masjid (‘Central Mosque’) in Dewsbury, West …
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Prominent investigator of RCC’s sex scandals quits over use of gay hook-up app and gay bar visits
3 months ago

Prominent investigator of RCC’s sex scandals quits over use of gay hook-up app and gay bar visits

THE resignation yesterday (Tuesday) of Burrill, above, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, came after a Catholic news site – The Pillar – presented evidence to the USCCB …
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Jewish ‘gay cure’ outfit, started by a convicted fraudster, ordered to pay $3.5-million
3 months ago

Jewish ‘gay cure’ outfit, started by a convicted fraudster, ordered to pay $3.5-million

JEWS Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) was started in 1999 by Goldberg, above, after  was found guilty in 1989 of numerous felonies in multiple jurisdictions. The charges ranged from …
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More lunacy from homophobic Hungary: Book distributor fined over LGBT kids’ publication
4 months ago

More lunacy from homophobic Hungary: Book distributor fined over LGBT kids’ publication

HUNGARY is becoming crazier as each day passes. It’s now in the news for fining the distributor of a children’s book about same-sex ‘rainbow families’ because it apparently did not …
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Bristol Council moves swiftly to remove hateful graffiti from rainbow crossing
4 months ago

Bristol Council moves swiftly to remove hateful graffiti from rainbow crossing

ENRAGED that the UK city of Bristol created a rainbow street crossing to celebrate a Pride event a Christian sprayed the words ‘Jesus loves sinners’ across it – although to …
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EU chief slams Hungary’s homophobia amidst football’s row over rainbows
4 months ago

EU chief slams Hungary’s homophobia amidst football’s row over rainbows

WHEN It was revealed last week that Hungary’s parliament had passed legislation that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, a plan was …
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Former youth pastor’s suicide should serve as a warning to the ‘ex-gay’ movement
4 months ago

Former youth pastor’s suicide should serve as a warning to the ‘ex-gay’ movement

THIS is not a site where you’ll find much sympathy for those who passively allow religion to manipulate their lives, but my heart goes out to the family of a …
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‘Pray-away-the gay’ hate preacher dies a week before his 58th birthday
5 months ago

‘Pray-away-the gay’ hate preacher dies a week before his 58th birthday

DESCRIBED by the BBC as ‘one of Africa’s most influential evangelists’, the Nigerian preacher died yesterday (Saturday) of yet-to-be-disclosed causes.

A post on his Facebook page, which has more than …
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COVID-19 grant: Muslim news outlet ordered to return £3,000 for homophobic content
5 months ago

COVID-19 grant: Muslim news outlet ordered to return £3,000 for homophobic content

AFTER receiving a £3,000 COVID emergency grant from the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF), it was revealed that 5Pillars broke rules laid down by the Independent Monitor for the Press …
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