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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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Meet Dwight Kay – ignorant homophobe

WHY are so many US homophobes ignorant of their history?

The latest example of sheer stupidity comes from Illinois where homophobic State Representative Dwight Kay, expressing his intolerance, said that supporters of same-sex marriage frequently spoke about human rights but neglected the Biblical scriptures.

 

WHY are so many US homophobes ignorant of their history?

The latest example of sheer stupidity comes from Illinois where homophobic State Representative Dwight Kay, expressing his intolerance, said that supporters of same-sex marriage frequently spoke about human rights but neglected the Biblical scriptures.

Yesterday,with a vote of 61-54, the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

An unhappy Kay declared on the House floor:

The other thing I didn’t hear today was the fact that this nation was built on the scriptures. And then came the Constitution. Is that not right?

Kay added:

I think it is. Our Constitution has always looked to the scriptures for its guidance and its columns and its foundations and its leanings, its underpinnings. And, yet, I’ve heard nothing today about the scriptures. The only thing I have heard is about human rights.

So I guess we have walked away, we have backed away from our heritage in this nation, which we seem to do quite regularly for the expediency of what we wish to do in the moment. And, ladies and gentlemen, that’s pride. That’s the belief you’re better than the very foundations of this nation which we find in the scriptures.

He warned pride was dangerous for humanity. Kay said that that tales in the Bible about God punishing the prideful were “real stories”.

But Jim Bennett, Midwest Regional Director of Lambda Legal was delighted:

It’s a fabulous day for Illinois! The Illinois House of Representatives finally made legal what the majority of Illinoisans have long understood–that love is love and all families deserve to be treated as equal under the law.

Same-sex couples and their children can celebrate a new era of equality in the Land of Lincoln. With the 5th most populous state in the union embracing the freedom to marry, we have moved much closer to bringing equality to all Americans. This victory will be a catalyst in our ongoing efforts to achieve full equality across all fifty states.

When this report was posted earlier today on the Freethinker blog, fury erupted, with several people pointing out just how ignorant of his own country history Kay really is.

John M White wrote:

"The other thing I didn’t hear today was the fact that this nation was built on the scriptures. And then came the Constitution. Is that not right?"

No, it’s not right, now go back to your fifth grade civics class you fucking moron. And while bigots might bemoan such a tone, civility is not warranted when somebody holds the levers of power in a government without having the foggiest idea how that government functions. I’m not going to be patient with some luddite who manages to get into the control room of a nuclear power station either. These people are so stupid they are dangerous.

And, naturally, the bigot betrays his complete disregard for human beings when he moans about having to hear of human rights in a debate about human rights. He’s so stupid he has simply scuttled his own pretence to any moral authority. The homophobic bigots tend to do this, they can’t help it. Hating gays is their top priority and it is so important to them they always end up revealing themselves as they make foolish and incoherent efforts to justify it.

Charlie observed:

This human turd is part of the reason the US of A is now a total mess. We have elected official who do not have the first clue what the US or even any state Constitution actually says. The US Constitution is NOT, and never was, based on ANY damn scriptures of any religion. It is moronic fools like this (no offense to actual morons, fools, or moronic fools) who give the US of A a seriously bad name around the globe.

He added:

They get elected by pandering to the lowest sort of base idiots like the tea party types and those who listen to Rush Limburger, Glenda Becky, and get their ‘new’” from Faux Noise TV. What damn fools they all are and they make me ashamed to have been a US Marine and still a US citizen. He and his kind are the most vile, disgusting sort of sub-human excrement and they stink up the entire world with their foul spewing.

And this from The Woggler:

The American constitution has no basis in religion, Christian or otherwise. I’m surprised that a US Congressman doesn’t know this.

 

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