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Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa Accused of Promoting Homosexuality

A New Crime in Uganda By Melanie Nathan, April 21, 2014. The Ugandan pastor who promoted and held the huge 10,000 people anti-gay rally celebrating the Anti-Homosexuality Act after it was signed into law, is now being accused of promotion of homosexuality – a crime in Uganda. The only problem with the accusation leveled against […]

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Anti-Gay LaBarbera Arrested At Last

“You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?”  By Cathy Kristofferson, April 16, 2014 Peter LaBarbera, president of the SPLC-designated hate group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) and co-founder of the Coalition for Family Values with ‘being-sued- for-crimes-against-humanity’, Scott Lively, has had a very bad go of it trying to spread his anti-gay hate this past […]

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South African President Zuma Respects Uganda’s Jail the Gays

Zuma proves that he is a homophobe,  as he spits on the legacy of Madiba,  and this should be his demise! By Melanie Nathan, April 09, 2014. South Africa has a Constitution that ensures equality for all, including LGBTI people. And now according to South Africa’s media, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday “South Africa respects […]

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WARNING to Ugandan Gays to Beware Luring and MOB Attacks with Torture Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, March 19, 2014. A local Human Rights Defender in Uganda has posted the following critical warning, as news filters in of possibly 3 men, perceived as gay, have been attacked and seriously injured in Uganda. We will keep you updated as more news comes in. WARNING TO ALL THE UGANDAN LGBT COMMUNITY!!! […]

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The U.S.’s Uganda Conundrum | War on Terror or Gay Rights

By Cd Kirven, March 09, 2014. “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.”  –Winston Churchill On Monday, Feb. 24, President Yoweri Museveni signed Uganda’s notorious anti-gay bill into law. Museveni has once again found himself in the middle of an international controversy by enacting […]

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Not yet signed the Ugandan President Juggles the Anti-Homosexuality Ball

By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed the Ugandan parliament on December 20, 2013. Although the Washington Blade and others report that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed, sources from the State House in Uganda inform us is that it has yet to be signed by president Museveni. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of […]

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While Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill he Provides Excuses to Obama

By Melanie Nathan, February 21, 2014, Reports have come in, which remain unverified, that President Yoweri Museveni has signed his assent to The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. The Bill, once referred to as The Kill the Gays Bill provides stringent prison sentences, of up to Life In prison, for so called aggravated homosexuality. It also […]

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How will Airlines With Diversity Policies Continue to operate in anti-Gay Uganda and Nigeria

The Not so Friendly Ugandan and  Nigerian Skies and we still wait to hear from United and Delta By Melanie Nathan, January 20, 2014. Many corporations in the United States, some of which operate internationally, have established diversity policies, where they tout non discriminatory policies based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disabilities. […]

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London Rally Against Nigerian Anti-Gay Laws

By Melanie Nathan, February 22, 2014. Sixty people, most of them Africans, protested against Nigeria’s draconian new anti-gay law outside the Nigerian High Commission in London, yesterday. A letter of protest was handed in to the Nigerian High Commissioner. Protesters chanted: “Goodluck is bad luck” and “Some people are gay, get over it.” In personal […]

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U.S.A. should expel the Ugandan Ambassador as Museveni declares War on Gays in World

GO HOME Uganda’s ambassador Oliver Wonekha – President Obama has the backs of the Gays around the world and Museveni says he has declared war upon Gays -  Surely we should acknowledge this WAR? By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. The word is spreading that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed into law in Uganda […]

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EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. In the face of the new  Anti-Homosexuality law, about to be signed with the assent of President Museveni, in Uganda, Catherine Ashton the High Representative in the European Union, has called on Uganda as follows: “I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to […]

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Gay Leader Arrested in Cameroon

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. According to an AP report coming out of Dakar, Senegal activists are reporting that the vice president of a Cameroonian gay rights organization was arrested, after his name was included on a list of presumed homosexuals given to police. Yves Yomb, executive director of Alternatives-Cameroon, said Richard Kwa Bette […]

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Malawi Muslims Want to Slaughter Gays

By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2014. As the debate on whether to decriminalize homosexuality in Malawi or not rages on, Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has suggested the need to revise the penalty of those found guilty of homosexuality to be condemned to death. This suggestion comes at a time as some Civil Society Organisations […]

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Ugandan Scientists Say Homosexuality is an Abnormal Practice That Requires Regulation

AND because of this President Yoweri Museveni says he will assent to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2014. Findings by a group of Ugandan scientists from Makerere University and government have turned the anti-homosexuality bill debate around, according to the Ugandan Press. The report by Ugandan Scientist’s turned out as expected, ‘from […]

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Ugandan President Museveni Has Said He Will Sign the Anti-Gay Bill

Is this real or mere political pandering to increase his leadership popularity ? By Melanie Nathan, February 14, 2014. Unconfirmed reports are coming in from Uganda from our sources on the ground asserting that President Yoweri Museveni had said at a the NRM retreat that if the Anti-gay Bill was put in front of him, […]

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Ugandan MPS and Museveni Want to Stop Bail for Sodomy

Jail and no Bail Museveni’s Valentines Day gift to gays is making it worse for those who may try and escape persecution when arrested under unjustifiable and unconsitutional laws By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2014. Just when we thought things could not get any worse for Ugandan Gay people, President Museveni and his ruling Party […]

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IGLHRC Calls for Nigerian Government to Investigate Attacks Against People Thought to be Gay

Reports of Attacks by Mobs Against Gays Posted by Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2014. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has received reports that approximately 10 men, perceived to be gay, were beaten by a mob of some 40 persons in the community of Geshiri near Abuja last night or early this […]

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Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

Russian teen project gives affirming support and advice to LGBT youth and at risk of closure Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2014. While athletes, and the world celebrate Sochi together with Valdimir Putin, Russian Teens are at great risk. These current charges show just how bad the new Anti-gay law is in Russia. These laws, now […]

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Your Dollars Can Help Stop Scott Lively Anti-Gay Extremist

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 5, 2014 The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is now moving to the critical discovery phase of the SMUG v. Lively Crimes Against Humanity case. We have reported on the case extensively here on OBLOGDEE. For that very expensive international endeavor, CCR has set up a CrowdRise fundraising site needing to raise $30,000. “Scott […]

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Disturbing Hunt for Gays Heats up in Uganda | Update on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Mob Attacks, Police Parades and Violence on the rise as International Day of Protests in planning statges By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. One of the worst fears with regard to the Anti Homosexuality bill was the possibility of witch hunts targeting LGBTI people in Uganda if the bill passed. Unfortunately, this fear has started […]

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Frank Mugisha speaks about Increased Violence in Uganda due to the Anti-Gay Bill

WATCH the TV Interview with Michele Meow of Swirl below – “The most dangerous person in your life could be your next door neighbor” Mugisha By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the award winning LGBT human rights defender from Uganda, who together with other Ugandan […]

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Protests in Amsterdam against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill |Where is America

I rebuke Chad Griffin, Executive Director of multi-million dollar organization, HRC, Human Rights Campaign, who boasts a million members at his fingertips, for failed leadership on this issue. By Melanie Nathan, January 18, 2014. The Ugandan Diaspora group, Uganda GAY on the Move, held a well attended “Drop The Bill Protest” in Amsterdam today, at […]

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Russian Neo Nazi Gay Basher Captured in Cuba

By Melanie Nathan, January 18, 2014. Russian white supremacist, Neo Nazi, Ultra Nationalist and Gay basher Maxim Martsinkevich has been arrested in Cuba in an international arrest warrant, Russian police reported today, according to media reports. Russia was informed by Cuban police of the arrest of Martsinkevich, otherwise known as Tesak,  through Interpol, the Russian Interior Ministry […]

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Calling on The Elders to Condemn Nigeria’s Anti-Gay laws

The organization The Gay Flag of South Africa  (GFSA) has called on The Elders to speak out against Nigeria’s appalling new anti-gay law, which was surreptitiously signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan last week. The Elders is an independent group of global leaders, founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, who work together for […]

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Speaker Accuses World of Bullying Uganda’s Ambassadors as Protests Against Anti-Gay Laws Mount

Ugandan Speaker Kadaga and Ambassadors should brace themselves for much more as the the World Community will not tolerate institutionalized persecution of LGBTI people.  By Melanie Nathan, January 10, 2014. Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has a lot invested in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and for that reason is again lashing out at a world that […]

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Ugandan NRM Caucus to Review the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, January 09, 2014. The Ugandan parliamentary cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has agreed at a meeting in Kampala to hold a NRM (party) parliamentary Caucus meeting to review the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill and determine its position. It is clear that the ruling party and cabinet realize that the Bill […]

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U.S.A. Perpetuates the Criminalization of LGBT Asylum Seekers

Shocking revelation as we in the U.S.A. further the persecution LGBT Asylum seekers through systematic recriminalization of those seeking to escape unjust criminalization! By Melanie Nathan, January 08, 2013. Seventy Six countries criminalize homosexuality. Most recently we have focused on, amongst others,  Russia, India, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Belize and Nigerian. We  are […]

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Concern as Uganda’s Anti-Gay law impacts HIV AIDS programs

Uganda’s Anti-Gay law could halt HIV/ AIDS programs among sexual minorities | A Call to Action by Spectrum Uganda Initiatives  By Melanie Nathan, January 05, 2013. During 2013 Spectrum Uganda Initiatives Inc. provided health care and related services to Uganda’s LGBTI and HIV/AIDS community. The group reached close to 500 men who have sex with […]

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So called Corrective Rape of Lesbians in South Africa should Embarrass President Zuma

By Melanie Nathan, January 04, 2014. Touted in an article as the most comprehensive report on the issue, “Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians,” is the work of Clare Carter, who left her home in New York City in 2011 to photograph South Africa’s corrective rape […]

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Two Days of News and Views

After Blogging elsewhere time to catch-up! By Melanie Nathan, December 28, 2013. This past 2 days I was helping my friends out at the Gay Marriage Watch Blog. From OBLOGDEE we wish our friends, Scott and Mark and their families condolences on their tragic and sad family loss. I was able to post several stories […]

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