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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'
  • Audre Lorde
  • BBC
  • Bigotry
  • Brazil
  • Christian Institute
  • Christianity
  • Cinema
  • Conservative Party
  • Cuba
  • Donald Trump
  • Education
  • Evangelicals
  • Gay Marriage
  • Hate Groups
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • India,
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Neo Nazis
  • Peter Tatchell
  • Section 28
  • South Africa
  • Transsexuals
  • United States
  • Pink Humanist editor BARRY DUKE reports THE man pictured above is Paul Dorr, a Christian extremist living in Ohio and an ardent devotee of Donald Trump. A few weeks back he inadvertently boosted the stock of gay-themed books at a his local library by posting a video on YouTube which
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    • Bigotry
    • Christianity
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
  • IN SEPTEMBER, 2018, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, above, backed same-sex marriage. The Cuban leader, who took over from Raúl Castro on April 19, said he was in favour of recognising “marriage between people without any restrictions.” In an interview with TV Telesur, he said doing so was “part of eliminating
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    • Christianity
    • Cuba
    • Evangelicals
    • Gay Marriage
  • By ANDREW SPITZNAS WHAT a difference 150 years make! The former party of Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, stands behind a prison system that disproportionately shackles people of color and puts brown children in cages. The erstwhile party of Ulysses S Grant, a hero of Reconstruction who prosecuted the KKK and
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    • Donald Trump
    • Hate Groups
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Neo Nazis
    • Transsexuals
    • United States
  • Thirty years after the UK government banned local authorities from ‘promoting’ homosexuality, TERRY SANDERSON reflects on the hysteria that prompted Section 28, the fear it caused and the backing religious fanatics gave it. Artwork by Vicky Boylan THE struggle for gay rights in this country over the past 50 years
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    • Conservative Party
    • Homophobia
    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Section 28
  •   SIMON Calvert, above, Deputy Director of the conservative UK advocacy group – the Christian Institute – has reacted angrily to the news that Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed LGBTI equality and inclusion in all state schools. Calvert was quoted by The Christian Post as saying
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    • Christian Institute
    • Education
    • Homophobia
  • MARCUS ROBINSON reports on Christian fascism's arrival in Brazil BRAZIL'S far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, above – known as “the Trump of the Tropics”  – won a decisive victory in October’s presidential election, and when he takes office at the beginning of 2019 the country will, in the words of one commentator, will
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    • Brazil
    • Evangelicals
    • Homophobia
  • Human rights campaigner PETER TATCHELL takes courage from this landmark decision IN SEPTEMBER, 2018, India’s Supreme Court amended Section 377 of its penal code to decriminalise homosexuality. Peter Tatchell reacted by describing the ruling as “historic”, saying “it sets free from criminalisation almost one-fifth of the world’s gay people. That’s
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    • Homosexuality
    • India,
    • Peter Tatchell
  • EARLIER this year, a row broke out in South Africa following the release of a gay-themed movie called Inxeba (The Wound). Cinemas were forced to cancel screenings and among its detractors was musician Loyiso Bala, who said he wanted it banned. The singer took to Twitter to express his disapproval,
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    • Cinema
    • Homosexuality
    • South Africa
  • WHAT I like about BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives programme, writes CALLUM O'CONNOR, is that your get to hear erudite people discussing outstanding individuals – some dead, some very much still with us. One recent episode I particularly enjoyed was an examination of the life of Audre Lorde by Professor Laura
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    • Audre Lorde
    • BBC
  • ALAN SMITH reports GBENGA Samuel, a UK pastor, was the subject of the lead report on ITV News on November 12 about the extent of abuse suffered by members of the LGBT at the hands of Christian “pray-away-the gay” zealots .   Pastor Gbenga Samuel via YouTube The Winners’ Chapel pastor
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    • 'Gay Cures'
    • 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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Gay Marriage Bill clears final House of Lords hurdle

THE House of Lords yesterday cleared the way for the first legally recognised same-sex weddings to take place in England and Wales by next summer despite fears voiced by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell that “we suspect there may be more last-ditch attempts to derail the legislation”.

In calling for a “Come out for Equal Love” rally Tatchell said:

THE House of Lords yesterday cleared the way for the first legally recognised same-sex weddings to take place in England and Wales by next summer despite fears voiced by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell that “we suspect there may be more last-ditch attempts to derail the legislation”.

In calling for a “Come out for Equal Love” rally Tatchell said:

There is still a chance that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill could be weakened by amendments from anti-gay peers. We urge supporters of marriage equality to rally outside parliament. We are aiming for a massive turnout to show the whole country that we really, truly want equality – and, very importantly, to make sure we aren’t outnumbered by the protests of Christian fundamentalists.

He added:

The religious and political opponents of same-sex marriage are an increasingly small and shrill minority who are out of touch with the tolerant, liberal-minded majority of British people. Their stand against marriage equality fuels homophobia and gives comfort to bigots everywhere.

They say they’re not homophobic but a person who opposes gay equality is homophobic in the same way that a person who opposes black equality is racist.

Denying same-sex couples the right to marry disparages and insults their love. It sends the message that LGBT couples are unfit and unworthy.

He had no need to be concerned. Peers gave their assent to the third reading of the Bill without a formal vote after a short debate in the Lords, also backing plans for a review of pension arrangements for gay couples, and the Queen is expected to be asked to give her approval to the Bill – one of the most radical pieces of social legislation of her reign – by the end of this week.

But Colin Hart, campaign director of the Coalition for Marriage group, which orchestrated opposition to the Bill, said:

Mr Cameron needs to remember that the Coalition for Marriage has nearly 700,000 supporters, nearly six times the number of members of the Conservative Party.

They are just ordinary men and women, not part of the ruling elite. They are passionate, motivated and determined to fight on against a law that renders terms like husband and wife meaningless and threatens one of the foundations of the institution of marriage: fidelity and faithfulness.

These concepts may not matter to the leaders of the three main political parties, who are drawn from a very narrow liberal political class, but they do matter to people up and down the country who believe that marriage is special, unique and the bedrock of stable families.

Born-again Christian activist Carl Hamblin protests outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. Photo: Reuters/Chris Helgren

A key player in driving the a Bill through the House of Lords was openly-gay Muslim Labour peer Lord Waheed Alli. In what was, at times, an emotional debate, Lord Alli said it had been “truly humbling” to play a leading role in driving the bill through the Lords.

Speaking of his 15 years as a peer, he thanked the House of Lords, adding:

As a gay man over those 15 years you have changed my life. You have given me dignity where there was sometimes fear. You have given me hope where there was often darkness and you have given me equality where there was sometimes prejudice. This is a special place and I am proud to have figured in it.

 

 

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