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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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New Archbishop of York, out of touch with the real world, angers Christians and secularists
3 months ago

New Archbishop of York, out of touch with the real world, angers Christians and secularists

IN a scathing attack on the Church of England, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the National Secular Society, called for the disestablishment of the church after it was revealed that …
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US bishop vents fury over Trump’s gay nominee for Appeals Court
4 months ago

US bishop vents fury over Trump’s gay nominee for Appeals Court

ON October 15, 2019, President Trump nominated an openly gay man, Patrick Bumatay, 41, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

This so enraged anti-gay bishop …
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UK pastor plays victim card after he’s slammed for anti-LGBT tweet
4 months ago

UK pastor plays victim card after he’s slammed for anti-LGBT tweet

WATERS, 53, above, claims he was victimised after retweeting a hateful anti-Pride post made in June this year by American Catholic bishop Thomas Tobin, of Rhode Island.

In the wake …
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Zambian President rebukes US ambassador for criticising gay couple’s jail sentence
4 months ago

Zambian President rebukes US ambassador for criticising gay couple’s jail sentence

THE US ambassador to Zambia said yesterday (Monday) that, following his criticism of a 15-year jail sentence imposed on a gay couple, ‘I was shocked at the venom and hate …
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‘Ungrateful’ LGBT communities don’t celebrate Thanksgiving
4 months ago

‘Ungrateful’ LGBT communities don’t celebrate Thanksgiving

LAST year Christian crackpot Linda Harvey, founder of hate group Mission: America, made headlines when she launched an attack on a movie – Boy Erased – about ‘gay cures’ and …
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A milestone in LGBT Humanist history
4 months ago

A milestone in LGBT Humanist history

AT the weekend a lunch gathering in London gave LGBT Humanists the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the work done by what Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, …
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Anti-gay Muslim agitator slams court’s school protest ban
4 months ago

Anti-gay Muslim agitator slams court’s school protest ban

AFSAR expressed his disappointment after a judge imposed a permanent ban on protests by mainly Muslim homophobes outside Anderton Park Primary School.

According to the BBC, Afsar, above, branded the …
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Pope condemns persecution of gays, then warmly embraces Muslim hate preacher
4 months ago

Pope condemns persecution of gays, then warmly embraces Muslim hate preacher

AHMED el-Tayeb, a leading Sunni Muslim leader who thinks homosexuality is a disease and that gay people and apostates should be executed, met up with Pope Francis in mid-November – …
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‘Jesus chicken’ food chain is to stop funding anti-gay organisations
4 months ago

‘Jesus chicken’ food chain is to stop funding anti-gay organisations

AN ANNOUNCEMENT by US fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A that it is to stop funding the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has stunned and outraged bigots who fervently supported …
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A celebration not to be missed
5 months ago

A celebration not to be missed

MY, how time passes! In 1979 I, my late partner, Brian Parry, plus George Broadhead, current secretary of the LGBT charity, the Pink Triangle Trust, and several other like-minded people, …
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