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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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Homophobic Christian teacher loses her unfair dismissal case
2 months ago

Homophobic Christian teacher loses her unfair dismissal case

LAST month we reported that teacher Higgs, 44, was sacked last for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, and that, with the help of the anti-LGBT outfit the …
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Canada moves closer to banning gay conversion therapies
2 months ago

Canada moves closer to banning gay conversion therapies

CANADA has reintroduced a bill last Thursday that will criminalise LGBT conversion therapy, a federal minister said after an earlier effort to ban the practice failed as the parliament was …
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Belfast hotel’s staff must learn to be nicer to LGBT-hating Christians
2 months ago

Belfast hotel’s staff must learn to be nicer to LGBT-hating Christians

BACK April we reported that The Balmoral Hotel in Belfast was being threatened with a lawsuit for terminating an anti-gay marriage conference led by Dr Tony Rucinski, above, of an …
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EU must put pressure on Poland over attacks on LGBT+ communities
2 months ago

EU must put pressure on Poland over attacks on LGBT+ communities

IN addition to delivering the petition, activists lit up the headquarters of the European Commission with a massive projection, saying in English and Polish ‘We are not an ideology. We …
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Thoughts, prayers and money solicited for sacked, anti-gay teacher
2 months ago

Thoughts, prayers and money solicited for sacked, anti-gay teacher

Higgs, above, is in need of thoughts and prayers, according the the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the teacher who got herself sacked last year by Farmor’s School in …
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Faith leaders unite to tell UK government to ban ‘pray-away-the-gay’ outfits
2 months ago

Faith leaders unite to tell UK government to ban ‘pray-away-the-gay’ outfits

BAYES, above, who was slammed in 2017 by UK hate group Christian Concern for telling the General Synod of the Church of England that conversion therapies were ‘spiritually abusive’, has …
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Judicial murder of Iranian wrestler: Pink Triangle Trust joins chorus of condemnation
2 months ago

Judicial murder of Iranian wrestler: Pink Triangle Trust joins chorus of condemnation

HUMAN rights campaigners – including George Broadhead of the Pink Triangle Trust –  have signed a One Law for All statement condemning the recent execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari, …
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Ukrainian priest who blamed same-sex marriage for Covid-19 hospitalised with the virus
3 months ago

Ukrainian priest who blamed same-sex marriage for Covid-19 hospitalised with the virus

BACK in March the Honorary Patriarch Filaret of the Orthodox Church said in a TV interview that the COVID-19 outbreak was ‘God’s punishment for the sins of men, the sinfulness …
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Gay Texas pupil expelled by deranged headmaster who speaks to Jesus
3 months ago

Gay Texas pupil expelled by deranged headmaster who speaks to Jesus

DR Tony Jeffrey, inset, is being roundly condemned in news reports, blogs and social media this week for expelling one of Covenant Christian Academy’s star pupils – Devin Bryant, above …
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Polish bishops ramp up their hatred of gays, propose LGBT ‘cure clinics’
3 months ago

Polish bishops ramp up their hatred of gays, propose LGBT ‘cure clinics’

LAST year Jędraszewski, above, the Archbishop of Kraków, claimed that the ‘red plague” had been replaced in Poland with a ‘rainbow plague,’ thus ramping up anti-gay sentiment in a country …
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