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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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Great news: Victoria bans conversion therapy, warns of heavy fines
6 months ago

Great news: Victoria bans conversion therapy, warns of heavy fines

SHING, above, Victorian’s Parliament’s only openly gay MP, welcomed the passing of a Bill passed on Thursday that makes it illegal to attempt to change or suppress a person’s …
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Bigots want a Catholic priest punished for tweeting a ‘blasphemous’ image of the Virgin Mary
6 months ago

Bigots want a Catholic priest punished for tweeting a ‘blasphemous’ image of the Virgin Mary

FAR-right Christian website LifeSiteNews has launched a petition calling on the Jesuit Order to ‘publicly censure’ Martin, above, ‘for the scandal he caused in insulting Poles everywhere, their culture, their …
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Northern Ireland educationist in hot water over ‘God can cure gays’ comment
6 months ago

Northern Ireland educationist in hot water over ‘God can cure gays’ comment

MCCAUSLAND, above, opened up a huge can of worms on Monday when he tweeted about an American who, in 2009, ‘stopped being homosexual’ after encountering a bunch of Bible-thumpers …
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Brighton man slams Hungary’s latest attack on the LGBT community
6 months ago

Brighton man slams Hungary’s latest attack on the LGBT community

WHEN Nagy Boldizsár, above, helped create Wonderland Is For Everyone, he did so believing that it would would help youngsters learn to accept minorities and fight prejudice. Instead, he ignited …
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Bishop laments loss of Brighton Pride 2020 due to COVID-19, gets bashed by UK’s leading homophobe
6 months ago

Bishop laments loss of Brighton Pride 2020 due to COVID-19, gets bashed by UK’s leading homophobe

ON January 1, The Argus – published in Brighton, Britain’s gayest and most godless city and my old home town – carried a New Year’s message from Michael Warner, the …
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Close down this Trump-loving, evangelical Christian’s UK operation
6 months ago

Close down this Trump-loving, evangelical Christian’s UK operation

SO furious was I when I heard an ad today today on LBC, a London-based radio station, for a company called MyPillow – a US outfit headed by Trump supporter …
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Deranged rabbi claims COVID-19 vaccines make people gay
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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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