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Installation of Pink Triangle – The Speech with a Chilling Nazi Analogy

The pink triangle parallel between Nazi Germany and Africa’s Anti-Gay climate By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 2014. Pride month in San Francisco was packed with events, most of which involved partying and fun. One such event, the installation of the  huge Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks, serves to remind us of homophobia and inhumanity to […]

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LGBT Activists Target Congressional Democrats for Federal Civil Rights Legislation

Queer Nation Demands Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 1204. Continuing to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same legal rights and protections that all other Americans currently have, Queer Nation is targeting Rep. Mike Michaud […]

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Inter Religious Council of Uganda Admits on Court Record to key influence of the Anti-Homosexuality Act

A Wake up call to funders and others such as The Catholic Church which supports this organization through memberships, grants or donations. By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 2014. The Christian group, Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has admitted on the record to its direct participation in the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) of Uganda, by asking to be […]

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Christians and Anti-Gay Groups of Uganda Fight To Save Anti-Homosexuality Act

By Melanie Nathan, July 30, 2014. In a further attack against gays, the Christian and anti-gay groups of Uganda are trying a desperate move to try and defeat the Ugandan Human Rights defender Plaintiff’s from succeeding to prove that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law in February of this year, is unconstitutional. These […]

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Plaintiff’s ready as Ugandan Court Hears Case on Constitutionality of the Anti-Homosexuality Act

Scroll down for daily updates on the case against the Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda. By Melanie Nathan, July 30, 2014. In Kampala, Uganda, the Constitutional Court heard arguments for the Petition seeking to nullify the Anti Homosexuality Act which was signed into law earlier this year. Five of the Petitioners were in court: Prof. J […]

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Malawi Religious Leaders Take Stand Against the Discrimination Fueling HIV

By Melanie Nathan, July 25, 2014. The Malawi Network of Religious Leaders  Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (MANERELA+) is a voluntary membership network of religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS in Malawi. It is an interfaith network, hence, people from any faith community are eligible to […]

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Transgender Organization Wins Landmark Case in Kenya

By Melanie Nathan, July 23, 2014.The Kenya  Court  has ruled that a transgender advocacy group has the right to official registration The Daily Nation reports in Nairobi Kenya, that the high court in Kenya, in a landmark ruling , ordered the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) coordination board in Kenya to register an advocacy group for transgender people […]

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Secretary-General’s remarks at Nelson Mandela International Day Public Service Activity

 Secretary-General’s remarks at Nelson Mandela International Day Public Service Activity Tending to a yellow Wood Tree I am delighted to welcome all of you. We are particularly honoured to have Kweku Mandela here representing the family of his grandfather. Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the work of Madiba, a model […]

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South Africa Mourns as Literary Giant Dies

By Melanie Nathan, July 14, 2014.   It is with much sadness that I note the passing of South African literary giant and Nobel laureate, Nadine Gordimer. The news was made public today by a spokesperson at the law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenberg, Johannesburg. A statement released through the firm by her family confirmed that […]

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UK High Court Finds Detained Fast Track Asylum System Unlawful

Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 09, 2014. In a landmark ruling in a case brought by Detention Action, the High Court has today found that the way the government operates the Detained Fast Track asylum system is unlawful. Read the full judgment here and a summary briefing here. The charity Detention Action challenged the operation […]

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Uganda Arrests under Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

By Melanie Nathan, July 09, 2014 The Ugandan press is reporting that the Police in Uganda have arrested five people suspected of so called “promotion” of the act of homosexuality. Apparently the the five were arrested during the course of a week, after a tip off by local residents, who accused the suspects of moving […]

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Ugandan Government Flip-Flops Over Anti-Homosexuality Act

By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2014. The Ugandan government issued a statement about a so called misinterpretation of the newly enacted Anti-Homosexuality Act, (see below,) which seems to suggest some back peddling from the “letter of the law.” This flip is nothing more than a flop! At the time of signing the Bill, Uganda’s Government, […]

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From Pride to Pride

By Melanie Nathan, July 03, 2014. Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride I had the great honor this year of being appointed by the San Francisco Pride Board as a community Grand Marshal. The popular vote was won by an extraordinary and courageous young woman who I took great joy in getting to know, […]

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Zambian men acquitted of homosexuality charge

By Melanie Nathan, July 03, 2014.After over a year of unjust postponements, bail refusals and time spent in jail, waiting for trial, a Zambian magistrate has finally acquitted two men charged with having sexual relations “against the order of nature.” The two men were arrested after being reported to the police by one of Mubiana’s […]

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Setting the record straight – false rumors about my part with LGBT refugees in Kenya

This post serves to correct one of the many untruths being spread on the internet about my work: Unlike some would have you believe, Melanie Nathan did not tell people from Uganda or anywhere else in Africa to seek refuge in Kenya: In fact the opposite is what occurred. I am in possession of many […]

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Obama reneges on Uganda sanctions with invitation to LGBT abuser Museveni

Does Obama’s fear of Chinese in Africa excuse him from his promise of sanctions for gays? By Melanie Nathan, July 01, 2014. The U.S. President, Barack Obama, seems to have gone ahead with an invitation to the “first abuser” of LGBT Uganda’s human rights, despite his promise to blacklist all such abusers from entering the […]

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Case Against Zambians Accused of Homosexuality Postponed Yet Again

The fault of indisposed Magistrate By Melanie Nathan, June 25, 2014. Philip Mubiana, a hair dresser, and his alleged partner James Mwape, a brick-layer, have been held without bail in Zambia for well over a year, while their case has been stalled at the dilatory hand of the State. How many times can a magistrate […]

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Video Proof that UK Christian Extremist Shinners Supported Kill the Gays Bill

Paul Shinners lie finally exposed after he tried to accuse me of defamation By Melanie Nathan, June 25, 2014. Since exposing Paul Shinners, the U.K. St. Neots owner of Cornerstone Christian Coffee and Bookstore,  as an Evangelical Christian extremist, who spoke at the Ugandan New Years Eve Rally, commending Ugandans for their legislative stance against […]

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Susan Rice on LGBT Human Rights and Economic Empowerment for Global LGBT Community

Ground-Breaking Partnership between National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and USAID to Create Opportunities for LGBT Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries National Security Advisory Rice Announced Agreement at White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2014, In a historic announcement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced a $2.7 […]

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LGBT Africans Denied Visas to San Francisco Pride

Secretary of State Kerry Pays Lip Service to LGBTI Equality While Denying Pride Visas for LGBTI Africans By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2014. Last Thursday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was the keynote speaker at the State Department’s GLIFAA Pride event. While the secretary gushed about his department’s accomplishments for LGBTI people and reminded […]

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Ugandan LGBT Community Loses Workshop Lawsuit Against Minister of Justice

By Melanie Nathan, June 23, 2014. Today the LGBT Community in Uganda suffered a blow when the case they had brought in the Ugandan courts against the Attorney General and the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo, was dismissed with legal costs awarded against them. The case was brought after the Minister closed […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Rockefeller, Founding Member of Doctors Without Borders USA

June 16, 2014 Dr. Rockefeller Critical to Launch of Medical Humanitarian Organization in the United States Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Richard Rockefeller, Ed.M., M.D., who died on June 13, 2014, when the single-engine plane that he was piloting crashed outside of Westchester County […]

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The White House Slams Uganda for Anti-Homosexuality Act

Sending a strong statement to Uganda for its human rights abuses and diverting money earmarked for Uganda to South Africa The White House Statement: June 20, 2014. Our hopes for a more peaceful and just world depend on respect for the rights and dignity of all people. It is for this reason that our foreign […]

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U.S.A. to announce punitive measures for those Implementing Anti-Gay Law in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, June 20, 2014. Word has it that later today the United States will make an a long awaited announcement of some action against Uganda for its harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act, signed into law in February by President Yoweri Museveni. The new measures against Uganda are expected to impose punishment on those implementing the […]

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Opening of the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law in Malta

By Melanie Nathan, June 20, 2014. On June 18, 2014, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) opened in Valletta, Malta. U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Gina K. Abercrombie-Winstanley, was joined by Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella and other senior officials from the twelve IIJ founding member nations (Algeria, France, Italy, […]

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5000 Signatures Calling on Pope to ask Anti-Gay Ugandan Bishop to Resign

By Melanie Nathan, June 17, 2014. After Easter we broke a story here on OBLOGDEE calling out the Ugandan Catholic Bishop for anti-homosexuality remarks he made and his prior support of “The Kill the Gays Bill” which has now been enacted, to exclude the death penalty, but to include life in prison for gays. Now […]

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Ugandan Gays in Kenya Desperate, Sick and Fear Death

The Ugandan LGBT who fled to Kenya are desperately seeking help from our United States LGBT community. Here is the call. By Melanie Nathan, June 16, 2014 Most refugees, when finding shelter in UNHCR camps, despite the difficult conditions, can at least find solace in the fact that they have escaped the persecution that sent […]

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Good Morning Mr Mandela Book By Personal Assistant Exposes Family Drama

By Melanie Nathan, June 16, 2014. Good Morning, Mr Mandela , a memoir by Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has lifted the veil of secrecy and mystery on the family power struggles that went on in the last few years of his Nelson Mandela’s life, and of the chaos at his funeral last […]

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Gearing up for LGBT Family Week 2014

Family Equality Council®and COLAGE Set For Family Week, 2014 | Event Brings LGBTQ Parents & Families Together in Provincetown, MA July 26 to August 2 Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 14, 2014.   Family Equality Council®, the national organization which represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in the […]

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Why I am Happy that Ugandan Foreign Minister is Now President of the United Nations

He is compelled to enagage with civil societies and now lets compel him to hear LGBTI truths | Let us bombard him with appointments! By Melanie Nathan, June 14, 214. Much to the horror of the world’s LGBTI community, the United Nations has gone ahead with designating Ugandan Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, […]

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