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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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A very narrow escape
1 month ago

A very narrow escape

WHEN I was 18, I began dating an attractive Italian girl to hide the fact that I was gay. We grew very close through our mutual love of photography. So …
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Pink Triangle Trust donates £1,000 to Rainbows Across Borders
1 month ago

Pink Triangle Trust donates £1,000 to Rainbows Across Borders

THE UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has made a further donation of £1,000 to Rainbows Across Borders (RAB), a Croydon-based voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum …
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US Christian hate group has conniptions over PBS series examining Bible Belt gay life
2 months ago

US Christian hate group has conniptions over PBS series examining Bible Belt gay life

AMERICA’S Public Broadcasting Service has enlisted openly gay actor Dyllón Burnside, above, to host Prideland, an upcoming series that explores gay life in southern states.

The very homophobic American Family …
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National Secular Society wants the Core Issue Trust stripped of its charitable status
2 months ago

National Secular Society wants the Core Issue Trust stripped of its charitable status

AS more and more countries move to ban quack ‘gay cure’ therapies – Germany being the latest – Mike Davidson, above, continues to operate a Christian organisation that seeks to …
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Brutal Uganda mayor filmed caning youngsters at an LGBT retreat
2 months ago

Brutal Uganda mayor filmed caning youngsters at an LGBT retreat

DISTURBING footage showing homeless young men being attacked with a cane by mayor Kiyimba, above, went viral after it was posted on YouTube by Sky News on May 10 – …
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Pink Triangle Trust donates £500 to help free leading Nigerian humanist
2 months ago

Pink Triangle Trust donates £500 to help free leading Nigerian humanist

AN international appeal for funds to finance Bala’s legal costs was boosted this week when UK charity the Pink Triangle Trust made a donation of £500. As of today, …
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Homophobia on the rise after Muslim cleric’s latest attack LGBT communities
2 months ago

Homophobia on the rise after Muslim cleric’s latest attack LGBT communities

FOLLOWING an April sermon in which Erbaş, inset above – head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs – made the inflammatory comments about gay people in a televised Ramadan sermon, …
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Leading Nigerian humanist in custody after being accused of ‘blasphemy’
2 months ago

Leading Nigerian humanist in custody after being accused of ‘blasphemy’

THE President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria was reportedly arrested yesterday (Tuesday) following the publication of an online petition alleging that he had insulted the ‘prophet’ Mohammed.

Two police …
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Homophobes mourn the death of hateful ‘gay cure’ pioneer Sy Rogers
2 months ago

Homophobes mourn the death of hateful ‘gay cure’ pioneer Sy Rogers

ROGERS, above, was both gay and transsexual. But that ended when he decided homosexuality was ‘sinful.’  He fell into the arms of Jesus and embarked on a mission to to …
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Suspension for US police chief who said colleague died from COVID-19 because he was gay
3 months ago

Suspension for US police chief who said colleague died from COVID-19 because he was gay

THE Florida police chief, above, allegedly said Broward Sherfif’s Office Deputy Shannon Bennett contracted and died from the virus because he was ‘a homosexual who attended homosexual events‘ according to …
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