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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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  • All
  • 'Gay Cures'
  • Africa
  • Apostasy,
  • Atheism
  • Barry Duke
  • Blasphemy
  • Christianity
  • Entertainment
  • Ex Muslims
  • Gay Pride
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Humanism,
  • Human Rights
  • Hypocrisy
  • India,
  • Islam
  • Islamists
  • Lebanon,
  • Obituary
  • Reparative Therapy
  • Stephen Green,
  • NIGERIAN human rights campaigner Leo Igwe has received the 2017 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). He received the award in August from IHEU President Andrew Copson at IHEU’s 2017 General Assembly in London. In this piece published by Modern Ghana, Igwe wrote:
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    • Africa
    • Homophobia
    • Humanism,
    • Human Rights
  • VICTOR Pemberton, a gay humanist and writer whose scriptwriting work included BBC radio plays, and television scripts for the BBC and ITV – including Doctor Who, The Slide and The Adventures of Black Beauty – died in Spain on August 13 this year aged 85. Victor, who had settled in Spain a
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    • Humanism,
    • Obituary
  • GEORGE BROADHEAD, Secretary of the UK LGBT charity the Pink Triangle Trust – publisher of The Pink Humanist – describes as ‘baseless nonsense’ an accusation that Islamophobia was generated by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, who participated in London Pride in July 2017 LONDON Pride this year gave members of the
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    • Apostasy,
    • Ex Muslims
    • Gay Pride
    • Homophobia
    • Islam
  • IN 2016 American Christian rock star musician Trey Pearson, told the world he was gay. Fundamentalists were horrified that the married-with-kids musician, who made his name with the rock band Everyday Sunday, had not only come out, but had said hurtful things about evangelicals. In a June, 2017, interview with
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    • 'Gay Cures'
    • Christianity
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Hypocrisy
  • IN 2009 there was jubilation among LGBT communities in India when Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which made same-sex relationships punishable by law, was declared unconstitutional by the Delhi High Court. But in 2013 the Supreme Court overturned that ruling, stating it was the job of legislators to
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    • Gay Pride
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • India,
  • BARRY DUKE reports FROM time to time I’ll spot someone on Facebook who appears particularly interesting, and I will send the person a friend’s request. The last time this happened was in mid-August this year when I noticed that Waleed al-Husseini was a friend of Maryam Namazie, of the Council
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    • Apostasy,
    • Atheism
    • Barry Duke
    • Blasphemy
    • Islam
  • BACK in 2014, human rights campaigners celebrated a landmark legal ruling in the Middle Eastern country of Lebanon, where a judge struck down a law that criminalised gay sex and other acts that “contradict the laws of nature” and punishes them with up to a year in prison. Judge Naji
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    • Gay Pride
    • Homophobia
    • Islamists
    • Lebanon,
  • EARLIER this year the BBC announced that it was launching season of programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21. Conservative Christian commentators reacted in various ways to
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    • Christianity
    • Entertainment
    • Homophobia
    • Reparative Therapy
    • Stephen Green,

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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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