Veteran journalist Barry Duke, born in South Africa in 1947, settled in the UK in 1973, where he became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement and gay rights organisations.
A militant atheist, he joined the National Secular Society (NSS) and was a co-founder in 1979 of the Gay Humanist Group which changed its name to the Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association in 1987.
In 2017 he was handed a Lifetime Achievement award by the NSS for his "spirited opposition to religious intolerance and irrationality" in his roles as a free speech advocate and his work as editor of the Freethinker and The Pink Humanist magazines. He now administers the The Pink Triangle Trust site for the PTT, a UK-based charity,
In 2017 he was married to his partner of 22 years, Marcus Robinson, in Gibraltar. The couple live in Benidorm, Spain.
Your piece on Derrick Evans was one of your better pieces in my opinion. Thanks for what you do.
I love your articles
Thanks, Barry, for highlighting the irrational/religious aspect present in the recent insurrection in D.C.