PUBLISHER | Melanie Nathan

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Melanie Nathan, Publisher & Editor of O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da

 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 and human rights activist, 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 of the  African Human Rights Coalition and directs The Peacemaker Museum World Tour. She currently mediates for Private Courts.

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

Over time it has developed into a renowned blog, on subjects including U.S. politics, equality related issues, the impact of homophobia and transphobia – 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 Nathan, Patrick Carney, Lea Delaria

Melanie, also an internationally renowned speaker, is also a contributor to Huffington Post Gay Voices, The Advocate, SDGLN, MS Magazine, LGBTQ Nation and other online publications.  She has been quoted often in the press and her work has been picked up by many publications around the world.

Her advocacy has included the issues of so called ‘corrective’ rape of lesbians in South Africa, immigration rights for bi-national same-sex couples in the U.S., humanitarian aid and advocacy for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.Her work has been quoted and she has been interviewed by the BBC, San Franciso Chronicle, Marin IJ, San Jose Mercury News, NPR, The Guardian, SF Weekly, Bay Area Reporter, PE Herald, SA TV Show Carte Blanche and others.

She is a former Marin County Human Rights Commissioner and has served on several boards. She is also the proud mom of two daughters.Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 12.58.36 PM

In 2011 Melanie was grand marshal and keynote speaker for Cape Town Pride.  She was named 100 Women We Love by Go Magazine in 2012. In 2012 she received The Fair Housing of Marin Hero Award.  In 2014 she 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. She has been elected to the Board of Directors for San Francisco Pride for 2016-2017.  In January 2016 she received The Marin County Human Rights Commission’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for outstanding effort and advocacy in the furtherance of human rights.

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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.

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The Marin County Human Rights Commission’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for outstanding effort and advocacy in the furtherance of human rights.

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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 – READ MORE HERE

African Human Rights Coalition – READ MORE HERE



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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