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Veteran journalist Barry Duke. who edited the world-renowned atheist magazine, The Freethinker, needs your help. After editing the magazine for 24 years, he was summarily sacked for his aggressive attacks on religion, after the publishers of the magazine went all "woke." He is now in dire financial straits.

Born in South Africa in 1947, he 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 former editor of The Freethinker magazine. He now administers the The Pink Triangle Trust site for the PTT, a UK-based charity and his work is now being published on a new secular site called Only Sky.

In 2017 he was married to his partner of 22 years, Marcus Robinson, in Gibraltar. The couple live in Benidorm, Spain with their mini Pinscher Fifi.