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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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  • Alan Turing
  • Australia
  • Barry Duke
  • Business
  • Christianity
  • Gay
  • Gilbert Baker
  • Homophobia
  • Human Rights
  • Indonesia
  • Islam
  • Malta
  • New Mexico
  • Obituary
  • Peter Tatchell
  • Reparative Therapy
  • Review
  • Russia
  • Secularism
  • Transsexuals
  • Warren Allen Smith
  • 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, a weekly newspaper on the Costa Blanca in Spain, to write a regular, LGBT-slanted column, and in the Easter edition
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    • Barry Duke
    • Christianity
    • Gilbert Baker
    • Homophobia
  • GEORGE BROADHEAD, Secretary of the UK LGBT charity the Pink Triangle Trust – publisher of The Pink Humanist – reports on the National Secular Society’s award in March 2017 to the magazine’s editor FOLLOWING his invitation to travel to London in March to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
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    • Barry Duke
    • Human Rights
    • Peter Tatchell
    • Secularism
  • MARCUS ROBINSON looks back on the life of the New York-based writer and gay rights activist who died on January 8, 2017 FOLLLOWING the death of Smith, a New York Times obituary declared that he “died of happiness”. Those three words sum up the pleasure he got out of the
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    • Obituary
    • Warren Allen Smith
  • Report by JOHAN BECKER IN mid-April of this year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a lengthy interview with Lord Browne, pictured above, former Chief Executive of BP who was forced to resign after being “outed” in 2007 by a former boyfriend. He later headed the fracking company Cuadrilla and in 2015
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    • Business
    • Gay
  • BARRY DUKE examines the continued rise of homophobia in Russia AN image that has been dominating Gay Pride events across the globe over the past few years has been one of Vladimir Putin Putin wearing make-up and mascara, created after Russia introduced a stupid “gay propaganda” law in 2013. So
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    • Homophobia
    • Russia
  • MATTHEW KONG meets speech and language therapist Christella Antoni IT is a staple skit in comedies where a transgender woman would appear to be the perfect woman, only to surprise everyone with a deep, brooding voice. Though a very funny scene in television and film, in reality, the situation can
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    • Transsexuals
  • A wave of intolance is sweeping Indonesia with officials, clerics and even government ministers regularly launching verbal assaults on the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, according to a recent report by Adam Harvey, writing for Australia’s ABC News. Hardline Muslim cleric Habib Rizieq Shihab, above, of the Islamic
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    • Homophobia
    • Indonesia
    • Islam
    • Transsexuals
  • By FRANK DOHERTY AT the beginning of January this year, a powerful new watchdog was introduced in Victoria, Australia, to crack down on dodgy health practitioners – including providers of gay conversion therapy. The previous Health Services Commissioner was replaced by a new Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) who will have
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    • Australia
    • Christianity
    • Homophobia
    • Malta
    • New Mexico
    • Reparative Therapy
  • BRETT HUMPHREYS reviews The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani (text) and Leland Purvis (illustrations) (Abrams ComicArts, 2016, hardback, 229mm x 165mm, 240 pages). GRAPHIC novels seem to be in vogue. There are now three of them among the various books, plays, films, musical compositions and other works
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    • Alan Turing
    • Review

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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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Christian hugs gay man – and likes it!

WHAT a weird Saturday this turned out to be. First I almost blew a gasket this morning when I heard an ATHEIST on the BBC World Service saying non-believers could learn lessons in morality from religion, then later had an urge to reach out and cuddle a BELIEVER who passionately believes Christians have a lot of apologising to do to the gay community.

Trouble is, I am in Spain, and Nathan is in the US. Ah well, to you, Nathan, I send a cyber-kiss for the action you and members of the Marin Foundation took at the recent gay pride in Chicago.

WHAT a weird Saturday this turned out to be. First I almost blew a gasket this morning when I heard an ATHEIST on the BBC World Service saying non-believers could learn lessons in morality from religion, then later had an urge to reach out and cuddle a BELIEVER who passionately believes Christians have a lot of apologising to do to the gay community.

Trouble is, I am in Spain, and Nathan is in the US. Ah well, to you, Nathan, I send a cyber-kiss for the action you and members of the Marin Foundation took at the recent gay pride in Chicago.

This is what happened: Members of the foundation turned out at the event wearing T-shirts with "I’m Sorry" written on it. There were also signs that said, “I’m sorry that Christians judge you,” “I’m sorry the way churches have treated you,” “I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe, sorry.”

Suddenly, a man dressed only in a pair of white underpants got down from a float on which he was dancing, came across to the Christians, and hugged Nathan.

Later, Nathan wrote in a blog post entitled I hugged a man in his underwear. And I am proud:

We wanted to be an alternative Christian voice from the protestors that were there speaking hate into megaphones. 

Nathan added:

What I loved most about the day is when people ‘got it’. I loved watching people’s faces as they saw our shirts, read the signs, and looked back at us. Responses were incredible. Some people blew us kisses, some hugged us, some screamed thank you. A couple ladies walked up and said we were the best thing they had seen all day. I wish I had counted how many people hugged me. One guy in particular softly said, ‘Well, I forgive you’.

What touched Nathan most – literally – was getting a hug from a man dressed solely in white underwear who “had a pack of abs like no one else.”

That man turned out to be Tristan, who runs his own computer consulting company called Tech Direct 2 U in Joliet, Illinois. Nathan made contact with Tristan, who told him that, as a youngster:

I was enthralled with the Bible and ‘the word of God. I then read the Bible cover to cover and saw so much hate, arrogance, and oppression, so I started to ask questions. The blatant disregard for human life and especially for women was just appalling to me. The more answers I received from my [Catholic] priest and other people of religion just became too much for me.

Tristan added:

So then, around age 16, I ‘lost my faith.’ I searched for a couple of years and looked into other beliefs just to come to the same conclusion. I practiced Zen Buddhism for a few years and started reading more into the universe and science. I then realized that I was just an atheist and have been an atheist for over ten years now. I feel that people have the right to their own beliefs and their own lives, and should do whatever is in their power to be happy in this life.

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