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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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  • America
  • Barry Duke
  • Bisexuality
  • Books
  • Dale Claridge
  • GayLiberation
  • Hate Preachers,
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Humanism,
  • Lambda
  • LGBT+ Pride
  • Misogyny
  • Peter Tatchell
  • Politics,
  • Review
  • Serbia
  • St Sukie De La Croix
  • Trump
  • Seventy-two countries still criminalise same-sex relations and there is an anti-LGBT backlash in about 20 countries. But liberation cannot be halted forever. Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. It knows no borders, says UK human rights campaigner PETER TATCHELL. IN Western countries over the last two decades there has
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    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Peter Tatchell
  • PHILIP FIELDING reports on a growing push by bisexuals for recognition and respect Writing for Slate magazine back in 2014, bisexual Nathaniel Frank, director of the What We Know Project at Columbia Law School and author of Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America, confessed that he
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    • Bisexuality
  • CHRIS COATES reports on reaction to the Trump administration’s ‘religious liberties’ directive Conservative evangelicals, reported The Daily Beast earlier this month, “handed Trump the presidency when they collectively, and organisationally, agreed to overlook his adultery, sexism, vulgarity, greed, dishonesty, and (to put it mildly) racially coded rhetoric in order to
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    • America
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Politics,
    • Trump
  • Pink Humanist editor BARRY DUKE was among the original founders of Pride in Benidorm when he settled in the popular Costa Blanca resort seven years ago. Ahead of this summer’s Pride, he wrote the following piece for Round Town News, a popular weekly newpaper that partnered the event. I ONCE
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    • Barry Duke
    • LGBT+ Pride
  • WHILE Benidorm was celebrating its September Pride week, Ana Brnabic, the first openly gay Prime Minister in the Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job, joined about 1,000 gay activists at Belgrade’s Pride parade. It was the first time that a Serbian Prime Minister joined the
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    • LGBT+ Pride
    • Politics,
    • Serbia
  • Review by DALE CLARIDGE DO religion and its institutions subvert reason and progress in modern life? In his introduction to Secularism: Politics, Religion and Freedom, Andrew Copson presents a holistic and hard-hitting case showing the importance of keeping religion out of politics. The CEO of Humanists UK, Copson is accustomed
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    • Dale Claridge
    • Humanism,
    • Review
  • BARRY DUKE poses the question IN the mid-1970s, shortly after meeting Brian, a lad who was to be my long-term partner, I bought him a silver ring and had engraved on it the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet: the lambda. Puzzled by the symbol, he asked me what it
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    • Barry Duke
    • GayLiberation
    • Lambda
  • By Neil Harrison ROMANIA needs no help from abroad to promote intolerance towards its LGBT communities, yet the Liberty Counsel – a right-wing American organisation officially designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center – has chosen to poke its nose into a gay marriage referendum Romania plans on holding
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    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
  • ST Sukie de la Croix, who wrote for the Gay and Lesbian Humanist, among many other publications, has just published a new book, The Blue Spong and the Flight from Mediocrity. He is most widely known for his 2012 book Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. His
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    • Books
    • St Sukie De La Croix
  • SCOTT Lively – a preacher who probably did more to stoke up hatred against gays in Uganda than any other foreign evangelist – is demanding that remarks made about him by a Federal judge be expunged from official records. Lively wants the Boston-based First Circuit Court of Appeals to remove language used
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    • Hate Preachers,
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
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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 not 'un-African' say SA couple

TWO South African men who committed to one another at a wedding ceremony on April 6 are hoping that their marriage will help change the perception that being gay is "un-African".

One of the pair, Tshepo Cameron Modisane, said their union was a challenge to the idea that:

Being gay isn’t African. Being gay is as African as being black.

TWO South African men who committed to one another at a wedding ceremony on April 6 are hoping that their marriage will help change the perception that being gay is "un-African".

One of the pair, Tshepo Cameron Modisane, said their union was a challenge to the idea that:

Being gay isn’t African. Being gay is as African as being black.

According to this report, Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithole, both 27, met several years ago while studying in Durban, but lost contact with each other. A chance meeting in a gym in the suburbs of Johannesburg led to them becoming training partners, then a couple. After three years as boyfriends Modisane proposed in June 2012.

The pair were married in a ceremony drawing on traditions from both Modisane’s Tswana and Sithole’s Zulu ancestry. Both wore traditional regalia, asked their ancestors for blessing, and a cow was slaughtered. Gifts were presented to the parents of both men as thanks for raising them. (Watch the video here).

South Africa legalised same-sex marriage in 2006, but the pair still drew media attention as the area’s “first legal gay wedding”.

Modisane said:

People are still ashamed because the vast majority of the black community is not accepting of being a homosexual. They see it as largely being a ‘Western trend’ that is in fashion lately.

The view that homosexuality is a Western trend is often promoted by media and politicians in Africa, with perhaps the most notable recent example being the Ugandan President blaming European culture for encouraging 'deviant' homosexual behaviour, such as 'luring of young people using money into homosexual acts' in March.

The couple hope their wedding sets an example against this view.

Said Modisane:

If people are inspired by our love and actions and want to do the same to follow in our footsteps then we don’t mind being labelled as ‘role models’ in the LGBTI community.

Sithole agreed:

Hiding who we are is what makes people judge us even more and makes them not accept us for who we are. If we can just live life openly then in time people will get used to the idea that gay and lesbian people are part of society and we are here to stay.

In February this year the pair told MambaOnline that being out to their parents and having the support of their families was one of the best aspects of their relationship.

Said Modisane:

The great at step that we took in our relationship as a gay couple was introducing each other to our families. We are so blessed to have supportive families who care about us. Even though we are gay they still love us.

Sithole added:

Family is important to us and that is the number one reason why we want to have children. We also want our children to grow up in an environment where they are loved greatly by both parents who appreciate them.

The men will go by the double-barrelled surname Sithole-Modisane in future.
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n February anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele formed a new political party, the Agang Party, and spoke up for LGBT people by saying being gay:

Is not a crime, is not a disease; it’s not something you can cure. It is how God created us.

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