PUBLISHER | Melanie Nathan

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Melanie Nathan, Publisher & Editor

 The time is now to end prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people around the world!

Melanie Nathan, publisher of this BLOG holds a BA LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  She passed the Bar in 1982 and was admitted to the practice of law in South Africa before immigrating to the U.S.A.  She is a mediator, equality activist, and human rights advocate, who advocates, speaks and writes on issues impacting LGBTI communities around the world, with a focus on the U.S.A. and Africa. She is the Executive director for African Human Rights Coalition and directs The Peacemaker Museum World Tour.

In addition to reporting related news and stories, O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da, serves as a platform for Nathan and her guests to highlight their work in a world where gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, intersex, and gender-free people are the subjects of persecution and discrimination.Ban Ki Moon Melanie Nathan

O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da started out as a platform to showcase the equality and human rights advocacy work of Melanie.

Over time it has developed into a renowned blog, consisting mostly of unique content, on subjects including U.S. politics, equality related issues, the impact of homophobia – especially state sanctioned homophobia, the decriminalization of homosexuality, LGBTQI asylum, sexuality violence and all human rights issues, around the globe, with a special focus on Africa.

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Melanie Nathan, Patrick Carney, Lea Delaria

Melanie Nathan, Patrick Carney, Lea Delaria

Melanie is the founder of Private Courts, Inc.,  an advocacy and conflict resolution practice headquartered in the Bay Area, California. Her current projects include directing African HRC (The African Human Rights Coalition) and The Peacemaker Museum World Tour.

Nathan, who has been blogging since 2009, is a commentator and an international speaker.

She is an OP-ED contributor to Huffington Post Gay Voices, The Advocate, SDGLN, MS Magazine, LGBTQ Nation and other blogs;  she has been quoted and her work has been picked up by many blogs and press around the world.

Melanie is also co-producing Armgayddon, a documentary about the religious right’s attacks on gays since the 50’s, scheduled for release in 2016.

In 2014 Melanie was honored for her global advocacy work by the San Francisco Pride Board as a community Grand Marshal for SF Pride 2014, under the theme, COLOR OUR WORLD WITH PRIDE, where she also appeared on the main stage to speak about criminalization of homosexuality and LGBTI people around the world and in Africa.

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LGBT Melanie Nathan San Francisco Pride Community GM 2014

Melanie Speaking at 2014 installation of Pink Triangle with Mark Leno, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Patrick Carney, Jose Cisneros and David Campos.

Melanie Speaking at 2014 installation of Pink Triangle with Mark Leno, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Patrick Carney, Jose Cisneros and David Campos.

Melanie was born in South Africa where she practiced as an attorney during the apartheid era. She is also a mom with 2 daughters  17 and 9 years of age.

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Melanie Nathan’s projects and work can be found at the following sites:

PRIVATE COURTS INC.: Divorce, Family Law Mediation, Conflict Resolution –

African Human Rights Coalition –

PEACEMAKER MUSEUM – Peacemaker work  –



Melanie Nathan- o-blog-dee-o-blog-da- 2010-2014© – all rights reserved. The contents hereof cannot be reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



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10 Comments on “PUBLISHER | Melanie Nathan”

  1. Larry-bob Roberts July 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM #

    Has your twitter feed perhaps been compromised? It looks like the last 3 tweets have all been from AddFollowers, which is a spam site. You should probably change your password, and delete those tweets. Because of this, your account isn’t showing up in twitter searches -once you get things cleaned up, check out the instructions at

  2. Lisa January 5, 2010 at 1:48 AM #

    We are a binational lesbian couple living in exile in Spain. We are legally married here, but after 4 years, still yearn for our frinds, family and professional lives in the Bay Area. We will celebrate 14 years together this summer, and would love to celebrate with our frinds and family in the US. We would love to share our experience if it would help get the word out. Last year a graduate student from Columbia University School of Journalism came to stay with us for a week to hear our story. he never found anyone to purchase his story after he graduated. i guess the timing was wrong…if we can help by sharing our story of exile, please contact me at this email address. thanks for your dedication

  3. Katie Chapman February 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM #

    Been looking to find a blog like this regarding two of my favorite topics! Keep up the good work.

    • Melanie Nathan February 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

      Thanks very much

  4. Lee Dorsey January 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM #

    WHOOT. Heck sorry didn’t know you are a lawyer…. sharing. But I came here to find a list of recent blogs and haven’t found that yet!

  5. petrel41 December 16, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

    Congratulations, Melanie!

    I have nominated your blog for the Peace and Justice Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    • Melanie Nathan December 17, 2013 at 5:46 AM #

      Thank you… will check it out.. sounds like a big honor….

      • petrel41 December 17, 2013 at 6:06 AM #

        Well deserved :) All the best for you and your blog!

  6. Nattiest January 14, 2014 at 9:25 AM #

    A disgusting old lady advocating repulsive and disgusting acts. Give it up, Ma’am. You should focus on enjoying your old age in peace. Just as the world has smoking and non smoking areas, the world equally needs gay and non gay countries. Those who want to practice sodomy can go to Spain, Belgium or anywhere else where the practice is allowed. You can’t impose your beliefs on everyone. I only hope you aren’t a mother. It would be a shame to have little boys being told that it’s okay for them to spread their butts for their male classmates at school. Can’t you even hear how repulsive this sounds? And yet it’s normal to you.

    LoL. Please feel free to practice this in South Africa and in the US. However, allow other countries to run their own affairs. Thank you.


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