Melanie Nathan, Publisher & Editor
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melanie Nathan’s projects and work can be found at the following sites:
PRIVATE COURTS INC.: Divorce, Family Law Mediation, Conflict Resolution – http://nathan334.wix.com/privatecourts
African Human Rights Coalition – www.africanHRC.org
PEACEMAKER MUSEUM – Peacemaker work – www.peacemakermuseum.org
THE FILM: ARMAGAYDDON:
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