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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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Gay babies come from women having anal sex, says Cypriot bishop
3 weeks ago

Gay babies come from women having anal sex, says Cypriot bishop

WHAT is it with old, voluminously-bearded men with silly hats and their obsession with homosexuality?

Earlier this month I posted a piece about LGBT groups and the Anti-Defamation League condemning …
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Anti-gay Catholic is the new leader of the UK’s House of Commons
3 weeks ago

Anti-gay Catholic is the new leader of the UK’s House of Commons

WHEN it was announced that staunch Catholic and Brexit advocate Jacob Rees-Mogg had been appointed by Boris Johnson to lead the House of Commons, Guardian writer Owen Jones tweeted:

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Polish Pride event viciously attacked by far-right thugs
3 weeks ago

Polish Pride event viciously attacked by far-right thugs

AROUND 1,000 people participated in Bialystok’s first equality march last Saturday, but they were vastly outnumbered by violent far-right protestors and religious zealots.

More than 4,000 far-right counter-protestors reportedly showed …
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Rabbi says only God can cure the ‘wild lust’ of homosexuality
3 weeks ago

Rabbi says only God can cure the ‘wild lust’ of homosexuality

LGBT groups and the Anti-Defamation League have roundly condemned the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem who said in a sermon last week that gay people cannot be religious Jews, and …
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UK’s new Tory Prime Minister has a history of disparaging gays
4 weeks ago

UK’s new Tory Prime Minister has a history of disparaging gays

JOHNSON, who this week won a hard-fought battle to become the new leader of the Conservative Party, has a very public history of anti-LGBT slurs, and has never issued a …
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C of E teaching used against a transphobic Christian doctor
4 weeks ago

C of E teaching used against a transphobic Christian doctor

WILLIAMS, above, who is involved in the case of Dr David Mackereth – sacked from a government post after refusing to identify clients by their chosen gender instead of their …
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Legal challenge mounted against Dominica’s anti-LGBT laws
4 weeks ago

Legal challenge mounted against Dominica’s anti-LGBT laws

THE Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has come to the assistance of a Dominican who challenging the country’s laws against gay sex and same-sex relationships, which currently carry sentences of up …
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Right-wing Polish magazine plans to distribute hateful anti-gay stickers
4 weeks ago

Right-wing Polish magazine plans to distribute hateful anti-gay stickers

AN openly gay Polish politician – Pavel Rabiej, above, says he will ask prosecutors to investigate anti-gay stickers that a far-right nationalist weekly magazine, Gazeta Polska, plans to distribute to …
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Netflix is ‘heterophobic’ says organisers of Boston’s ‘Straight Pride’ event
4 weeks ago

Netflix is ‘heterophobic’ says organisers of Boston’s ‘Straight Pride’ event

AT THE end of August Boston will be treated to the sight of a bunch of right-wing loons, led by white supremacist John Hugo, above, marching in a ‘Straight Pride’ …
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Muslim’s response to homophobic attack: ‘It’s great you are beaten’
1 month ago

Muslim’s response to homophobic attack: ‘It’s great you are beaten’

THOUSAND of people have left sympathetic comments on the Facebook page of Ryan Williams, 22, who posted a photo of the injuries he sustained as a result of a vicious …
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