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Moscow Self Appointed Police with Machine Guns Raid LGBT Russian Film Premier

By Melanie Nathan, April 22, 2014. According to a note from Masha Gessen, Russian  ‘Self-proclaimed volunteer police are raiding a Moscow gallery where a Russian film about LGBT teenagers was slated to premier today. With the help of actual uniformed police armed with machine guns they are holding 200 people hostage in the space and […]

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Ugandan Catholic Easter Message Calls for Genocide of Gays

CATHOLIC CHURCH MESSAGE IN UGANDA -  blessings to all Christians who have been working so hard to make Jinja a land free of gay persons by Melanie Nathan, April 20, 2014. The Bishop of the Jinja Diocese of the Catholic Church, Bishop Rt. Rev. Fr. Charles Wamika, in today’s Easter Message  delivered at St. Chalres […]

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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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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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Lambda Legal Sues Doctor and Clinic for Denying Medical Care to Transgender Woman

“Doctors receiving federal funds cannot discriminate in providing patient care just because a person is transgender.” (Urbana, IL, April 16, 2014) – Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a transgender woman denied medical care after she […]

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Uganda Beautiful Uganda is Aid cut helpful or not?

By Melanie Nathan, April 11, 2014. Uganda ah Uganda – may you live free one day for your people – all of them are truly beautiful and deserving. May the haters and political opportunists find their peace too – Museveni, Ssempa, Bahati, Kadaga! Here is some food for thought: HERE is an article as it […]

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Oblogdee’s Melanie Nathan Will Talk Homophobia in Nelson Mandela Bay at NMMU

Legal Eagle In Bay to Talk about Gay Rights by Thulani Gqirana, March 07, 2014. Nelson Mandel Bay’s NMMU – Article by Herald, Port Elizabeth.

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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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HIV AIDS Services Raided by Ugandan Police in War on Gays

 More LGBT Ugandans placed at risk of death while Project left with no choice but to suspend activities By Melanie Nathan, April 4, 2014. According to a Ugandan Government spokesperson, and confirmed by an OBLOGDEE source at the scene, as well as AP reports, the Ugandan police raided The Makerere University Walter Reed Project in […]

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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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Still No EO Relief for LGBT Employment Discrimination Despite Biden’s ‘Barbaric’ Bomb

4 possible reasons why and call for 220+ congressional allies to do more By Cathy Kristofferson, March 26, 2014 Following Monday’s street theatre action in front of the White House, we picked up the trail Wednesday, making trips to Vice President Biden’s home and Labor Secretary Perez’s office. Could they influence the President to sign […]

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Another Possible Murder in Cameroon of Gay Man

First the brutal murder of Henry Mbah, and now his love of five years, Elevis Atabong, 24, dies under suspicious circumstances. By Melanie Nathan, March 26, 2014. In 2013 we reported the story of a mob murder of a gay man in Cameroon, soon after the murder of well known activist Eric Lembembe. The murder […]

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Shocking Hypocrisy of HRC in Fight Against Religious Bigotry

Despicable contradiction – does he take us for idiots? By Melanie Nathan, March 24, 2014. I must say I am in a state of shock at the hypocrisy of the latest HRC (Human Rights Campaign) fund raising ploy.  The fundraiser is focused on fighting religious bigotry because, as they say, our enemies are “Using religion […]

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The Pain to Gays in Africa through the Evolution of Joel Osteen

By Melanie Nathan, March 22, 2014. The Public Relations representative of Joel Osteen* sent a huge Timeline Memograph asking me to post it here on my BLOG. It was titled “The Evolution of Joel Osteen.”  I read it and all it did was brag about how he has evolved into the biggest Church in America, […]

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Molokov Mitchell Senate Campaign Manipulates Via Gay Hate Denials

Molokov “cocktail” Mitchell throws Bomb at Liberals while pretending NOT to be participating in Kill the Gays of Uganda! While Molokov purports not to want to meddle, he is adept at using persecuted gay and LGBTI Ugandans as a weapon and tool for his own political gain. He is using the plight of Ugandans now […]

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North Carolina Would Be Senator Has Ugandan Gay Blood on his hands

BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? Molotov Mitchell, 35, is the only Republican candidate running against Josh Stein for state senate in District 16. By Melanie Nathan, March 19, 2014. An ultra conservative filmmaker who questioned President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship and voiced support for Ugandan anti-homosexuality laws filed Thursday to run against N.C. Sen. Josh Stein […]

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Lawsuit filed challenging Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

“no personal opinion, no religious belief, no matter how deeply held or widely shared can ever justify depriving another human being of his or her basic rights…” By Cathy Kristofferson, March 11, 2014 Today advocates from the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CSCHRSL) filed a constitutional challenge to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA).  The team […]

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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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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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Global Day of Action Against Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

By Cathy Kristofferson, March 5, 2014 Today is the Global Day of Action Against Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law. Actions were seen at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C., in New York City at the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN, and at Scott Lively’s Holy Grounds Coffee House in Springfield, MA. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the country’s […]

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Ambassador DeLisi clarifies rumors of Kampala Embassy closure

Despite the stand-off between Kampala and Washington governments, the US is not closing its mission in Uganda By Cathy Kristofferson, March 5, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda clarified the United States’ position with Uganda following the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law February 24th.  Since that time there have been many reports […]

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Global Days of Action for Uganda and Nigeria this week!

Plus updated guidance for international supporters… By Cathy Kristofferson, March 3, 2014 Update: #IStandw9jaLGBT is now #IStandwith9jaLGBT This week there are two Global Days of Action set for standing in solidarity with African LGBT communities suffering severe anti-gay persecution. For Uganda the day is  Wednesday (5th) and for Nigeria it’s on Friday (7th). OBLOGDEE knows of actions […]

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NPR Talks About Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Impacting Asylum to the U.S.A.

‘A Lot Of People Are In Panic Mode’ By NPR, February 26, 2014. Today this report appeared on NPR Radio. “But winning asylum in the United States is no easy feat. Granted, the U.S. has recognized LGBT status as grounds for asylum since 1994, but the government keeps no records on how many claims it […]

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Ruling South African Party Blocks Motion Condemning Uganda for Anti-Gay Bill

Silence = death! Shame on South Africa’s President Zuma and the ruling ANC Party. By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. The South African Government has yet to come out with a definitive stand, condemning Uganda for its anti-Homosexuality Bill. South Africa, has an all inclusive full equality constitution which includes LGBTI people. The country is […]

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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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Tour Operator Cancels Ugandan Safaris due To Anti-Gay Bill

“… We must be able to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests regardless of sexual orientation.”” By Melanie Nathan, February, 2014. Many in the tourism industry consider the country of Uganda a jewel, often describing it as “the pearl of Africa.” Wildlife abounds and gorilla tracking is prime.  At Oblogdee we warned […]

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Amnesty International on Museveni’s Signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Rights and freedoms under attack with new legislation Posted by Melanie Nathan AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AFR 59/005/2014 24 February 2014 President Yoweri Museveni’s approval by assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act confirms the Ugandan government’s increasing use of legislation to diminish fundamental rights and freedoms secured under Uganda’s Constitution and in regional […]

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Ugandan President Museveni Signs Kill the Gays Bill

 “A dark cloud has fallen over my beautiful country, I cannot hold my tears!” By Melanie Nathan, February 24, 2014. On Monday February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Kill the Gays Bill, despite pleas around the Globe asking him to refrain. The media was notified with individual calls from the Sate House, […]

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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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