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Below are all the articles contained in the latest issue of The Pink Humanist with links added.
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  • 'Gay Cures'
  • Alan Turing
  • America
  • Australia
  • Bermuda,
  • David Walliams,
  • Equality
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Judaism,
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Peter Tatchell
  • Reparative Therapy
  • Steven Anderson,
  • Terry Sanderson
  • Transsexuals
  • Trump
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat has been presented with proposals to put LGBT+ equality on the agenda of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will take place in the UK in April, according to human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Photo: Peter Tatchell Foundation CHOGM leaders have previously always refused
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    • Equality
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Human Rights
    • Peter Tatchell
  • SCOTT DOUGLAS JACOBSEN speaks to TERRY SANDERSON, President of the UK’s National Secular Society, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. The interview was first published by The Canadian Atheist last October, and is republished with consent. TERRY Sanderson is the President of the National Secular Society – a British campaigning organization
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    • Terry Sanderson
  •   ABOVE is one of a number of posters that began appearing in Australia last year as the country prepared to hold a plebiscite asking citizens whether or not to legalise gay marriage. The main campaigner against a yes vote was the Coalition for Marriage, which used outlandish scare tactics
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    • Australia
    • Homophobia
  • AMERICA’s Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation in January 2018 of a new and “dangerous” division of the Office of Civil Rights that will allow healthcare providers to deny care to LGBT people and pregnant women based on their religious beliefs. The office, according to a report
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    • America
    • Homophobia
    • Trump
  • IN JULY last year Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu sparked outrage when he suggested that gay people were terrorists. He told Army Radio: “We will not allow Israel to become LGBTistan. There is LGBT terror, which forces the system to do what it views as being against healthy thinking. To say
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    • 'Gay Cures'
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Judaism,
    • Reparative Therapy
  • WHEN it was announced last year that a “secular temple” devoted to Oscar Wilde had opened in the basement of a New York church, the Telegraph reported that the project – 20 years in the making by American artists David McDermott and Peter McGough – had been created “to honour a trailblazer
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    • Alan Turing
    • Oscar Wilde
  • WHEN David Walliams – best known for his appearances in the TV show Little Britain and most recently as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – published his first children’s book, The Boy in the Dress, in 2008 Christian reviewers lost no time on excoriating him for promoting transvestism and transgenderism. For
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    • David Walliams,
    • Homophobia
    • Transsexuals
  • IN AN astonishing about-turn, Bermuda – a British Overseas Territory – voted last December 13 to reverse gay marriage legislation just six months after the Supreme Court ordered the introduction same-sex unions. The Government replaced it with a Domestic Partnership Act. The reversal came after pressure was put on lawmakers by anti-gay
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    • Bermuda,
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
  • PASTOR Steven Anderson, of Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church – notorious for his aggressive incitements to anti-gay violence – was just about to travel to Jamaica when he got news on January 29 that officials has denied him entry. He had earlier announced that he would be travelling to Jamaica to recruit
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    • Homophobia
    • Steven Anderson,

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The Pink Humanist is a 16-page quarterly magazine launched by the PINK TRIANGLE TRUST in 2011 and edited by veteran gay journalist and photographer, Barry Duke, who lives in Benidorm on Spain's Costa Blanca.

The Pink Triangle Trust was established as a UK registered charity in 1992 – and is the only charity of its kind in the UK.

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Being gay is a ‘fashion choice’ says deeply religious UKIP candidate

WINSTON McKenzie is a bit of a dandy. Now it seems the United Kingdom Independence Party’s candidate in the Croydon North by-election is a bit of idiot as well.

In an interview with the Croydon Advertiser, according to this report, McKenzie said that some people “pretend” to be gay but that he would “sympathise” with people who really are.

He argued that it was not "normal" for two men to kiss each other and “unhealthy” for children to be adopted by same-sex couples.

WINSTON McKenzie is a bit of a dandy. Now it seems the United Kingdom Independence Party’s candidate in the Croydon North by-election is a bit of idiot as well.

In an interview with the Croydon Advertiser, according to this report, McKenzie said that some people “pretend” to be gay but that he would “sympathise” with people who really are.

He argued that it was not "normal" for two men to kiss each other and “unhealthy” for children to be adopted by same-sex couples.

Some people take on being gay as a sort of fashion. Celebrities come out to become more well known.

He added:

It's a fact of life that some people actually are gay. They are what they are. They can't help it but the other bunch take on being gay as a fashion and push it because they have nothing better to do with their lives. They let the side down.

The "deeply religious" McKenzie, who is UKIP's spokesperson on culture, media and sport, also said that:

People can't help their sexuality or how they were born. I can only sympathise with anyone who is gay.

His comments follow several weeks in which he has focused on his opposition to same-sex marriage. On November 26 he reiterated an accusation that other parties would force faith groups to host same-sex marriage ceremonies against their will, although all parties have stated that they are against this.

The moron also told the Metro that allowing a child to be adopted by a same-sex couple is an “abuse” of the child.

To say to a child, 'I am having you adopted by two men who kiss regularly but don't worry about it' – that is abuse. It is a violation of a child's human rights because that child has no opportunity to grow up under normal circumstances.

McKenzie has refused to withdraw a comment made on Twitter in which he said that “other parties back” the idea of forcing churches to host same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Christian writer Symon Hill had asked McKenzie to withdraw the comment, saying that it was misleading. Hill, who is an associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank, said:

As a bisexual Christian, I find it particularly offensive that Winston McKenzie should justify his prejudices by reference to his faith.

He explained:

McKenzie's comments are not the thoughtful observations of someone who happens to hold a conservative view on sexuality; they appear as a rambling collection of unsubstantiated allegations. Far from pretending to be gay, social and religious pressures have more often led to gay and bisexual people pretending to be straight.

The chair of UKIP's London region, David Coburn, has tried to distance UKIP from their candidate's comments.

Mr Mackenzie absolutely does not speak for UKIP on the issues of gay marriage and gay adoption.

Coburn added that UKIP:

Are categorically not against gay adoption.

But the party does believe that adoption agencies should be allowed to refuse to place children with same-sex couples.

UKIP's leader Nigel Farage is now facing pressure to clarify his own position on the issue and to answer accusations that his party is homophobic.

There has as yet been no indication that McKenzie will be removed from his role as UKIP's culture spokesperson.

Responding to McKenzie's comments, Ben Summerskill of Stonewall said:

These nineteenth century views are not acceptable in the twenty-first century.

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