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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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Deranged rabbi claims COVID-19 vaccines make people gay
1 month ago

Deranged rabbi claims COVID-19 vaccines make people gay

PEOPLE all over the planet are embracing conspiracy theories with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and a whole bunch of other stuff, so it should come as no surprise that …
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Activists to go on trial in Poland over Rainbow Virgin Mary image
1 month ago

Activists to go on trial in Poland over Rainbow Virgin Mary image

THREE Polish activists, including Podlesna, above, are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow (Wedneday) accused for ‘offending religious beliefs’, according to LGBT+ rights organisation ILGA-Europe. They could each be jailed …
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BBC slammed for airing hateful Gay Pride reports
1 month ago

BBC slammed for airing hateful Gay Pride reports

THE Secretary of the Pink Triangle Trust, George Broadhead has issued a message in support of a call by UK human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for Britain’s national broadcaster to …
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PTT adds its voice to those demanding the release of ex-Muslim Zara Kay
2 months ago

PTT adds its voice to those demanding the release of ex-Muslim Zara Kay

HUNDREDS of media outlets, human rights organisations and bloggers around the world are demanding the immediate release of ex-Muslim apostate Zara Kay, above, who faces charges in Tanzania arising out …
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Humanists outraged over Christian zealot’s appointment as the UK’s ‘religious freedom’ envoy
2 months ago

Humanists outraged over Christian zealot’s appointment as the UK’s ‘religious freedom’ envoy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday received a letter from Humanists UK demanding that he reconsider his decision to appoint a Christian zealot to the post of Special Global Envoy …
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In a first for conservative Northern Ireland, an interracial gay couple have a religious wedding
2 months ago

In a first for conservative Northern Ireland, an interracial gay couple have a religious wedding

UNTIL the beginning of 2020 same-sex marriage wasn’t allowed in God-fearing Northern Ireland, although gay marriage was legalised in the rest of the Britain in 2013. Matters progressed when the …
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‘Queeristan’ expands its borders. But what exactly is it?
2 months ago

‘Queeristan’ expands its borders. But what exactly is it?

THIS has been a horrible year for people across the globe, but one cause for optimism among India’s large LGBT population this summer was the release of a book by …
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Homophobic rabbi sues two gay councillors … for exposing exposing his homophobia
3 months ago

Homophobic rabbi sues two gay councillors … for exposing exposing his homophobia

THE appointment of Plancy, above, to the post of Hertsmere’s Mayor ignited a row that culminated a lawsuit launched by the rabbi against two borough councillors who led a campaign …
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Moron of the Month Award goes to a man who says Biden will raise an army of ‘gay atheists & transgenders’
3 months ago

Moron of the Month Award goes to a man who says Biden will raise an army of ‘gay atheists & transgenders’

KLINGENSCHMITT, court-martialled in 2006 by the US Navy for insubordination, has a very unhealthy obsession with members of LGBT communities, and has said some pretty outrageous things about them since …
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This Christian couple demands the right to foster children – and ‘fix’ them if they turn out gay
3 months ago

This Christian couple demands the right to foster children – and ‘fix’ them if they turn out gay

A TRIBUNAL in Australia is scheduled to hear a ‘persecuted Christians’ case early in December when the  Hordyks, above, a couple from Perth, will argue that they were discriminated against …
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