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Anti-homosexuality Judges Symposium

Ugandan Judge Speaks of Backlash Since Invalidating Anti-Homosexuality Act

The Ugandan Press is reporting on a two-day judicial symposium with judges of the appellate courts and a selected few from the high court as well as some from the East African region which focuses on how to effectively handle public interest cases. Specifically the Press noted that the Ugandan Judges responded for the first […]

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The first Minnesota couple to marry and their son

NEW STUDIES OFFER ESTIMATES OF LGBT POPULATION AND MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES

New surveys suggest that as many as 9.5 million adults in the US are LGBT | An estimated 124,000 same-sex couples are married and raising more than 30,000 children LOS ANGELES — Two new studies released by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, review findings from four recent large, national, population-based surveys to […]

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United Nations Resolution to support Human Rights for LGBT

United Nations HRC Passes Resolution Condemning LGBT Discrimination

By Melanie Nathan, September 26, 2014. 25 September 2014 – Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.” In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and […]

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Arthur Peter Mutharika

Malawi Human Rights Concern as Mutharika Silent on Sexual Minorities

With Homophobia and violence on rise By Melanie Nathan September 26, 2014. On 7th September 2014, Professor Peter Mutharika clocked 100 days of in office , and as a tradition as well as in fulfillment of its human rights and watchdog obligation, The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) partnered with Centre for Development […]

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Michele Meow of Swirl radio who moderated the event, with Nathan and Sempala.

Ugandan MP Berated by Constituents For Meeting LGBT San Francisco

THREATS to Lose Voters and Support | accused of “rubbing shoulders with fags” By Melanie Nathan, September 25, 2014. Earlier this month, on her way back from attending the the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) conference in San Diego, Hon. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, the Ugandan Member of Parliament for Kampala, stopped over in San Francisco, […]

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Jerusalem Pride 2014

Jerusalem Pride 2014 a Success

By Melanie Nathan, September 24, 2014. Jerusalem pride finally took place this year after two prior cancellations attributed to the summer Gaza war. The march took place a few days before Rosh Hashana, heralding the Jewish New Year 5775. Notwithstanding the drop in attendance, it is quite a feat that the organizers were able to […]

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The Gambia London Embassy protests |OUT PROUD DIAMOND GROUP | Gays in Exile in London

London Protest at The Gambia Embassy Urging Jammeh to Not Sign Jail The Gays Bill

London’s Exiled LGBT Africans Protest The Gambia Embassy Against Jail The Gays Bill By Melanie Nathan, September 25, 2014. Exiled LGBT activists from Africa, in the United Kingdom, held a protest at The Gambian Embassy in London, to urge the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, not to sign the new onerous anti-gay law that punishes LGBT people […]

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An Open Letter To President Obama From A Ugandan Gay Refugee in Kenya

“I face death while I wait for America” Dear President Obama, I am writing to you to express my insecurities and I am humbly asking you to please save my life. I am a mandated refugee under UNHCR, Nairobi Kenya branch. I am a Ugandan LGBTI activist who fled persecution after the signing of Anti-homosexuality […]

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Boksburg Communiqué Report on SRHR and HIV/AIDS Services for Key Populations In ESA

By Melanie Nathan, September 23, 2014. I participated in this forum back in May, in South Africa, as a panel speaker with Justice Edwin Cameron, on the issue of homophobia in Africa and its impact on key populations, and was also panel chair.  Here is, with thanks to SAfAIDS, the Boksburg Communiqué on the Tweet@ble […]

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Tulsa is the New Ferguson |The Truth about the Death of Benny Longoria

False Reports to the Media, Suppressing Evidence, Refusing to take Witness Statements, Covering up a Possible Murder and Police Misconduct are some of the Horrifying Facts surrounding Benny Longoria’s death By Cd Kirven, September 22, 2014. DALLAS — Last month’s news, from NewsOn6.com report titled; “Tulsa Police: Dallas Article About Death Of Gay Man Is […]

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Ugandan MP Hon. Nabillah Naggayi Sempala with Melanie Nathan from SFALI

A Ugandan Member of Parliament Visits the Castro

Bridges between San Francisco and Kampala By Melanie Nathan, September 20, 2014. On the day that the majority of Ugandan Parliamentarians signed a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), which had been invalidated by the court, one unexpected Member of Parliament made a disappointing about turn. Honorable Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, woman MP for […]

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Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (L) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister to replace Mr Amama Mbabazi(R)

Museveni Fires the Prime Minister Who Was Against The Anti-Homosexuality Act

By Melanie Nathan, September 19, 2014. Some call it a firing and others a reshuffle: “Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has been appointed as Uganda’s new Prime Minster in a cabinet reshuffle,” notes the Daily Monitor’s politcally correct emphasis. “He replaces Kinkiizi West MP Amama Mbabazi who has been the Prime Minister since June 2011.” Some believe […]

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Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President Museveni for Anti-Gay Stance

By Melanie Nathan September 17,2014. The Dallas Voice is reporting that the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni’s hotel accommodation has been cancelled  by The Four Seasons hotel.  It is believed the cancellation occurred because of Museveni’s stance against gays and the possibility of planned protests. Museveni is scheduled to be in Texas this weekend of the 21st […]

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Applicant suing Nigerian Government to Nullify Anti-Gay Law Speaks out before Judgment

Judgment is being handed in a week – the Petitioner’s thoughts about the Judge and a message to fellow straight Nigerians Updated 9/25/2014.: The judgment in the case was postponed today until October 21, 2014. By Melanie Nathan, September 18, 2014. On Jan. 7 of this year, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the […]

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Nigerians Await and hope for invalidation of anti-gay laws of Senators and Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian LGBT Defenders Await Court Decision on Anti-Gay Law

By Melanie Nathan, September 17, 2014. Courageous Nigerian human rights defenders and the Nigerian LGBT community, in Nigeria and exile, anxiously await the outcome of Justice Abdu Kafarati ‘s ruling in the claim filed against the Federal Government in the Abuja High Court from earlier this year. The ruling will be handed down on September […]

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Center for Constitutional Rights, SMUG, Uganda, Scott Lively, LGBT fights criminlaization Anti Homosexuality legislation

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act is an Anti-Ugandan American Import

Wake Up Ugandan Parliament this is an American Bill not a Ugandan Bill – By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2014. As sources in Uganda reveal that increasing pressure is being brought to bear on the speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, to bring the second Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHA) to Parliament for passage, as a matter of […]

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The Gambia, President who is  against LGBT, calling them vermin, Anti-Homosexuality, gay

Gays from The Gambia need Urgent humanitarian help

A President and His Tacit Call to Kill Gays with little to no help for survival By Melanie Nathan, September 09, 2014. Under The Gambian law Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years to include men and woman. However now the law has bee amended to include so called “aggravated homosexuality” with terms […]

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Caution as Anti-Homosexuality Bill Heads Back To Ugandan Parliament

A cautious response on both sides of the issue and a member of the opposition party speaks her truth By Melanie Nathan, September 07, 2014. Members of  Uganda’s Parliament have reaffirmed their commitment to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act which was recently invalidated by the Constitutional Court on a technicality.  The Act was set aside by […]

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San Francisco Africa Leadership Institute

Ugandan Member of Parliament to meet for Human Rights Town Hall in San Francisco

A Courageous and Critical Meeting to help USA LGBT Community Get an Insider’s Perspective San Francisco, August 26, 2014 – The San Francisco Africa Leadership Institute (SFALI) is pleased to announce a Town Hall Forum with Ugandan Member of Parliament, the Hon. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, to be held at The San Francisco LGBT Community Center. […]

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Slavery and Arab Apartheid

Freed slave Simon Deng talks about the lies of the Durban Conference “By exaggerating Palestinian suffering, and by blaming the Jews for it, the UN has muffled the cries of those who suffer on a far larger scale.” By Melanie Nathan, August 24, 2014. I have not put much on this BLOG about the Israel […]

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Africa Business and Human Rights

When Business Gets down to the Business of Human Rights Key Stakeholders are excluded Posted by Melanie Nathan, August 20, 2014. “At the U.S.-Africa Business Forum this month, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in new private and government investment in sub-Saharan Africa, including new projects within Africa’s energy, aviation and construction sectors. Such robust […]

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Urgent Petition to Save Another Ugandan Lesbian About to be deported from United Kingdom

URGENT PETITION – See link below-  Se updated note below By Melanie Nathan, August 19, 2104. An Ugandan lesbian may be deported on Friday, unless we act fast. When Burton Youth for Christ members found out that their trusted interned employee of 10 months was a lesbian, they suddenly turned on her, fearing that she […]

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Maxim Martsinkevich the Russian Anti-Gay Terrorist gets 5 years

By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014 According to LGBTQ Nation, the leader of the Russian anti-gay vigilante group “Occupy Pedophilia,” “who is alleged to have lured LGBT youth to abusive encounters through fake social media profiles, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony.” We had reported extensively here on OBLOGDEE about […]

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Did Archbishop Say Dont Harm Gays in Uganda for the Love of Money?

By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. Whereas the churches in Uganda have helmed the battle against gays, as triggered by the shenanigans of the likes of Scott Lively, an American fringe radical right Christian pastor, who tried to re-brand Christianity for the Ugandan Christian market and other global communities, now some may be turning toward […]

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LGBT Activists Target Tammy Baldwin on Civil Rights

Queer Nation Demands Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  Posted by Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2014. New York, NY (Aug. 14, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other […]

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A Ugandan Pastor Ssempa is Accused of Defilement of Minor

By Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2014. A man by the name of Martin Ssempa has apparently been held by police in Iganga, Uganda, accused of allegedly “defiling” a 17 year old girl in Uganda. The term defilement is used in Uganda to describe rape of a young under-age person. There are two Martin Ssempa’s (urgh […]

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Uganda to Halt Court Appeal against the Ruling that the Anti-Homosexuality Act is Invalid

A new approach to a NEW Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) which seems to stem from the NRM and Museveni’s fear of more international reprisal and rulings of unconstitutionality. By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. From what I can gather, in Uganda, the State will halt its appeal in an attempt to reverse the decision that the […]

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Museveni Tells Ugandan Parliament to Calm Down Over A New Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Pretends to be the By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. It seems as if President Yoweri Museveni is at it again. Playing the system and being dictator all at once. For years he has had to balance his own interests against that of the country and has used the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a tool to […]

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LGBT Activists Target Mark Takano on Civil Rights

Queer Nation and a bunch more of us demand Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  New York, NY (Aug. 11, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other Americans […]

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Kenya Proposes Life for Local Gays and Stoning for Foreigners

By Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2014. The Kenyan Republican Liberty Party has proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation to stone gays to death in public or to punish with life in prison. A draft Bill has been sent to the National Assembly.  All a great irony since so many Ugandans fled to Kenya, seeking refuge with UNHCR after […]

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