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Ugandan Embassy in D.C. Targeted for Homophobia

By Cathy Kristofferson, April 19, 2014 Today, demonstrators, with a mural of eight posters, reminded the Ugandan Embassy in Washington D.C. that their country’s state sponsored homophobia has not been forgotten. As Martin Luther King said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The injustice that is the Anti-Homosexuality Act and the persecution the LGBTI […]

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Protest at South African Embassy in D.C. Slams Zuma for Failing on Gay Rights

Zuma is seen as condoning the new homophobic laws of Uganda, while assaulting the principles of South Africa’s Constitution. By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2014. Today a group of American activists targeted the South African Embassy in Washington D.C., to protest President Jacob Zuma’s recent comments that he supports the Ugandan Governments sovereign right to […]

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Ethiopia Cancels Anti-Gay Rally and Drops Proposed Bill

By Cathy Kristofferson, April 16, 2014 The AP is reporting plans to hold a mass anti-gay rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been cancelled. The two religious groups planning the rally announced last week it would be held on April 26th. The government-affiliated Addis Ababa Youth Forum and a religious group associated with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reported an […]

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Ugandan President Museveni Talks Oral Sex At Anti-Gay Rally

By Melanie Nathan, April 8, 2014. The man who placed his signature to a law that will put gays and LGBTI Ugandans in jail for life, displays his ignorance by equating same-sex love with sex acts such as oral sex. And the people lapped it up! Pun intended. Museveni Signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act on Feb […]

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LGBT Activists Demand Their Own Stoning at Homophobic Harlem Church

STONE ME WITH THAT FIRST STONE! By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2014. Over fifty LGBT activists protested for over an hour in the rain yesterday outside ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, demanding that the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, emerge and administer the stonings that his public sign recently called for. Until it […]

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Anti-Gay Christian Ugandans Rally in Shocking War on Gays

By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2014. Updates with pics from the parade below Since the signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Pastor Martin Ssempa, in the name of Christianity, has been mustering up the forces for a huge rally to further endorse and celebrate the Christian Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality era, even usurping the notion of Pride with, […]

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Biden says it’s Barbaric, so why no EO Obama?

Today activists head to the White House to find out why… By Cathy Kristofferson, March 23, 2014 Saturday night Vice President Biden spoke at the Los Angeles HRC Gala. During his speech he said that no employment protections for the LGBT community was “close to barbaric“. It’s one thing for the White House to try […]

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Protests Planned in Amsterdam against Anti-Gay Uganda and Nigeria

 For Global Day Against Homophobia By Melanie Nathan, March 12, 2013. On the 20th March  the world will protest homophobia and Uganda Gay On Move (UGOM), a community in the Diaspora, is scheduling a demonstration in Amsterdam, for the world global day of action against homophobia and laws that violate human dignity. The recently enacted […]

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Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2014. Mega wealthy Pastor Gary Skinner and his Ugandan Watoto Church, once known as Kampala Pentecostal Church, Uganda’s first and most infamous “mega church,”  is a fierce supporter in Uganda of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law. And they are about to tour the U.S.A. again to raise money […]

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Arrests, Rallies and Speakers Mark Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria’s LGBT Community

By Cathy Kristofferson, March 7, 2014 Today is the Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria’s LGBT Community called by Solidarity Alliance Nigeria. Here in the U.S. demonstrations were held in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Consulate in New York City. The protests were in solidarity with the LGBT Community of […]

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Activists Execute Eviction Notice at Uganda’s D.C. Embassy

While others pay another visit to Scott Lively… By Cathy Kristofferson, February 24, 2014 Today in Washington D.C. and Springfield, MA – and many other locales worldwide we hope! – activists reacted to this morning’s signing of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, better known as Kill The Gays, by President Museveni with action. An eviction notice was […]

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Gay Activists Protest Putin’s Anti-LGBT Laws at Final USOC Olympic Event

Posted By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. New York, NY (February 23, 2014) — Nearly three dozen members of Queer Nation held a raucous protest at the United States Olympic Committee’s final “Road to Sochi Tour” event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23. The action began just as the event began in […]

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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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Lively and LaBarbera Team Up for Anti-gay hate fest

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 19, 2014 Today Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera announced the formation of their new organization - the Coalition for Family Values – who purpose appears to be to foment homophobia worldwide of the variety currently making headlines in Uganda, Jamaica and Russia. Together this Friday they will hold a press conference to […]

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Protest Against Anti-Gay Laws by Ugandan Kuchus and Exiled African Gays in Sweden

By Melanie Nathan, February 18, 2014. Today about 50 people, from various African countries, together with allies, gathered in Sergel’s Square in Stockholm, Sweden, to protest the LGBT situation in Africa.  In true African style, a protest, though sad and serious, brought people out in dance and song. This information was shared with Oblogdee by […]

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Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi for “theft”

“pussy riot members said they came they to Sochi to stage a piece entitled “Putin teaches you how to love the motherland” By Cathy Kristofferson, February 18, 2014 Pussy Riot members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, fresh off their recent media tour with Amnesty International, have been arrested in Sochi, Russia on “theft” of a woman’s […]

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Protest rally against Nigeria’s Anti-LGBT Law

NIGERIAN LGBTIs IN DIASPORA  IN LONDON WILL PROTEST AGAINST ANTI-SAME SEX LAWS | Love Not Hate! By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2015. Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws will hold a rally on Thursday, 20th February, 2014 outside Nigerian High Commission, London, to protest the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into […]

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U.S. Organizations Remain Silent while Nigerian Gays Desperate for Global Rally March 07

URGENTLY Calling on HRC, NCLR, Get EQUAL and Other U.S.A. Organizations to Start Preparing Now to Form a Coalition to Rally for Nigeria By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2014. Nigeria’s LGBT community, through The Solitary Alliance, is calling on the world to help protest against the anti-gay law that has caused major persecution and mob […]

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Gays in Kenya Protest Against Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

As Kenyan’s stand poised to be one of the few countries in the region to consider tolerating diversity with a wider acceptance of LGBT people, By Melanie Nathan, February 1o, 2014. While gays and lesbians around the world are protesting the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda’s Kuchus are seeing solidarity and support expressed by […]

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Caution! Danger! D.C. #CheersToSochi Demo Anti-gay Laws and Sochi

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 9, 2014 With the Red Army Choir belting out the Russian Anthem in the background, intrepid activists today protested at the Russian Embassy in D.C.  Signs held read “Love Not Hate. Stop Killing Us”, “Discrimination is Incompatible with Olympics” and Scott Wooledge’s masterful “Silence = Death” on the Russian flag. Caution and […]

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Denied by Ambassador Exiled Ugandans Reflect

I call upon all those than still have some humanity in them to rise up and fight for all marginalized LGBT people across the world.” VictorMukasa,Feb 5 2014 By Cathy Kristofferson, February 6, 2014 Tuesday the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance(KDA) protested in front of the D.C. Ugandan Embassy against the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) along with […]

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National Prayer Breakfast: Inspiring Global Peace or Hate?

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 6, 2014 This morning was the National Prayer Breakfast, the sixth of Obama’s presidency. He spoke of how “history shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people — including the freedom of religion — are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful.” And “promoting religious freedom is […]

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Ugandan exiles protest anti gay laws at D.C. Embassy

Asking to speak to the Ambassador… By Cathy Kristofferson, February 4, 2014 Right now the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance, KDA, is holding a protest at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C. They are asking President Museveni and Uganda lawmakers to withdraw the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) passed by the Parliament December 20th of last year — in its […]

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Diaspora Gays to protest at Ugandan Consulate and want you to Join them

It is time to go out of our way and to show solidarity with Uganda’s Gay LGBTI community By Melanie Nathan, January 31, 2014. KUCHU DIASPORA ALLIANCE  (KDA), the group of Ugandan LGBT and allies, living in the United States, invites you to join in a critical protest on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @2pm at […]

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Gays to protest Sochi Olympic opening at Russian Consulate

 GAY PROTESTERS WILL RETURN TO RUSSIAN CONSULATE  | February 6 Queer Nation Demo To Mark Opening of Sochi Olympics Vladimir Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws and State-Sanctioned Anti-Gay Violence at Issue Posted  by Melanie Nathan New York, NY (January 30, 2014) — Members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian government’s […]

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Russian Gay Activist arrested waving Rainbow Flag at Sochi Olympic Torch Relay

By Cathy Kristofferson, January 18, 2014 Russian LGBT activist Pavel Lebedev today jumped out in front of the torchbearer of the Olympic Torch Relay in Voronezh, Russia and waved a rainbow flag. He was of course then tacked by event personnel and handed over to police. The information on social media from @ru_lgbt_teen who tweeted the […]

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US LGBTs Silent while London and Amsterdam respond to Uganda Call To Action

By Cathy Kristofferson, January 16, 2014 A demonstration against Uganda’s so-called Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB), better known as the Kill-The-Gays Bill, has been called for this Saturday in Amsterdam by Out & Proud Diamond Group. Out & Proud Diamond Group was founded by African LGBTI and Human Rights activists fighting for equality for all. Last week the […]

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Gay Activists Protest Matt Lauer Today Show

Demand Olympic Network Cover Anti-LGBT Oppression in Russia Posted by Melanie Nathan. New York, NY (January 16, 2014) — A dozen members of the gay activist group Queer Nation zapped the broadcast of NBC’s Today Show this morning, demanding that NBC report on the Russian government’s ongoing attacks on gay men and lesbians and other human rights violations. NBC […]

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Eastside Catholic now planning nationwide “Z-Day” protest

“We are not doing this to get on TV or be famous.  It is time for the Church to change its attitude.  We are going to stick around, no matter what.” By Cathy Kristofferson, January 4, 2014 At the second consecutive Saturday protest outside the Archdiocese of Seattle this afternoon, the students of Eastside Catholic announced […]

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ACT NOW TO STOP THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA FROM BECOMING LAW

A **CALL TO ACTION** by KUCHU DIASPORA ALLIANCE (KDA) | Uniting across continents to amplify the collective voice of our movement Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 02, 2014. The Kuchu Diaspora Alliance (KDA), a network of Ugandan LGBT activists living in the Diaspora is echoing the voice of our comrades on the ground in Uganda, […]

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