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The latest issue of The Pink Humanist

in WORLD, 12/03/2013

Will the Roman Catholic Church, under the leadership of a new pope, be any less homophobic than the one who has just vacated the post? The latest issue of The Pink Humanist, published online by the UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (www.thepinktriangletrust.com/) features an analytical piece by well-known human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who believes that the Church now has chance to reform its doctrinal position on human rights, and drag itself into the 21st century.

The issue also examines the pickle UK evangelical preacher Paul Shinners got himself in after reportedly travelling to Uganda to support the infamous "Kill the Gays"€ Bill; carries a feature on gay life in New Zealand, and details the role the late Mary Whitehouse, UK Christian morals crusader and prosecutor of Gay News, played in the launch of the UK Gay Humanist Group in 1979.

Editor Barry Duke examines the negative impact of Islamic fundamentalism in areas of the world once regarded as gay havens. The magazine also has a fascinating feature on gay life in China and a review of the recently published biography of the UK gay atheist mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who broke the NAZI Enigma code, thereby helping shorten World War 11.

The magazine is now online at www.thepinkhumanist.com/ and provides news, reviews and items of interest to LGBT atheists, freethinkers, humanists, secularists and skeptics, and all those with a non-religious outlook who support equality and human rights.

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