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Op-Ed: Why I am so proud of Pride
5 months ago

Op-Ed: Why I am so proud of Pride

I ONCE bit a policeman’s leg. It was the only way I could break his grip on my long, auburn locks. This was at London’s third LGBT march in 1974 …
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Stonewall 50 Manifesto: Gay Men Are Not Queers!
5 months ago

Stonewall 50 Manifesto: Gay Men Are Not Queers!

FIFTY years ago a meeting changed my life.  It was in early July 1969, shortly after Stonewall. I don’t remember the exact date or where it was held, only that a …
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I got called a ‘rat of the first order’ for a ‘name and shame’ column
8 months ago

I got called a ‘rat of the first order’ for a ‘name and shame’ column

I WRITE a weekly column for the Spanish-based Euro Weekly News, often tacking subjects like homophobia, religious privilege, secularism, atheism and the likes. I rarely provoke outrage, but in March …
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Apologise? No way!
3 years ago

Apologise? No way!

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Pink Humanist editor BARRY DUKE hits back at a Christian who criticised him for describing God as ‘a myth’

A FEW months back I was appointed by Round Town News, …
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Yule be Sorry!
8 years ago

Yule be Sorry!

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There’s no way – NO WAY – I’m going to say “Happy Yule!” to my folks when I go into the frozen North for my seasonal holiday this year. No way!

Nope. They’ll say “Happy Christmas!”, so I’ll say “Happy Christmas!” Why? Because that’s what it’s called – that’s why. Has been for yonks.

Yes, yes, yes, I know the period was hijacked. I know there were festivals there at that time of year – still are – and the Christians knew (devious sods that they were) that it would be altogether easier to mould the mythology surrounding the birth of their big man onto the midwinter stuff that was going down. That way, they would get the nasty heathens to accept nice Gentle Jesus.

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