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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 Triangle Trust website. In 2022, when the Freethinker suddenly went "woke", he was summarily sacked for being too aggressively atheistic. 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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Hate group suffers humiliating defeat over LGBT book prosecution
9 months ago

Hate group suffers humiliating defeat over LGBT book prosecution

BRIAN Camenker, above, leader of a designated hate group called Mass Resistance, is fuming over the fact that a library in Wyoming will not be prosecuted for having a collection …
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Meet the Methodist minister who slipped into drag to show ‘God’s love’ of LGBT people
9 months ago

Meet the Methodist minister who slipped into drag to show ‘God’s love’ of LGBT people

IN three, two, one … shrieks of “blasphemy” and “sacrilege.” For at the start of season 2 of HBO’s drag show, We’re Here, Duke above, of the United Methodist Church …
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Fascist with his eye on Bulgaria’s presidency attacked a gay centre using a knife
9 months ago

Fascist with his eye on Bulgaria’s presidency attacked a gay centre using a knife

WHEN Bulgaria staged it’s first LGBT Pride event in 2008, religious leaders condemned the event, which ended in violence. Protesters armed with brass knuckles, clubs and fireworks tried to rush …
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Evangelist who supported the death penalty for gays is trying to infiltrate UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust
10 months ago

Evangelist who supported the death penalty for gays is trying to infiltrate UK’s LGBT-friendly National Trust

THE National Trust, established in 1895 as a heritage conservation charity, is “obsessed with LGBT issues” says anti-vaxxer Stephen “Birdshit” Green, above, head of an outfit called Christian Voice UK …
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New documentary reveals that UK pastor lied when he denied advocating death for Ugandan LGBT members
10 months ago

New documentary reveals that UK pastor lied when he denied advocating death for Ugandan LGBT members

ALMOST nine years has elapsed since I was threatened with legal action by a hate preacher and “exorcist” Paul Shinners, above, for posting a piece about a trip he made …
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White House excoriates N Carolina Lt Governor who called LGBT people ‘filth’
10 months ago

White House excoriates N Carolina Lt Governor who called LGBT people ‘filth’

REPUBLICAN Robinson, above, a devout Christian and fiery preacher, has been in the job for less than a year, but in that time has succeeded in annoying a great many …
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Evangelicals throw a tantrum after Church of Wales votes to bless same-sex unions
11 months ago

Evangelicals throw a tantrum after Church of Wales votes to bless same-sex unions

DAVIES, above, warned last month that it would be a “slap in the face” for gay Christians if the Church of Wales does not consider blessing for same-sex couples. This …
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‘Born homophobe’ and child abuser Bob Enyart refused a COVID jab. Now he’s dead.
11 months ago

‘Born homophobe’ and child abuser Bob Enyart refused a COVID jab. Now he’s dead.

THE death of “kindly” Enyart, above – a convicted child abuser – was announced by his friend and colleague Fred Williams on Facebook this week around a fortnight after the …
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Catholic school furious that a gay teacher it sacked has won his discrimination lawsuit
11 months ago

Catholic school furious that a gay teacher it sacked has won his discrimination lawsuit

THE North Carolina school last Friday lashed out at a federal judge who ruled that Billard, above, an award-winning gay substitute teacher, had been the victim of discrimination after he …
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Crazy Christian says Harvard’s new head chaplain is ‘on the highway to hell’
12 months ago

Crazy Christian says Harvard’s new head chaplain is ‘on the highway to hell’

BOTH the religious and the secular press are having a field day reporting that Harvard has appointed Greg Epstein, above, to the post of chief humanist chaplain, without mentioning the …
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