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Award Winning Nigerian Gay Activist Speaks Out Against NGO’s

By Melanie Nathan, August 24, 2014. After persecution in Africa, Davis Mac-Iyalla, a Nigerian, sought refuge and settled in the United Kingdom. A devout Anglican Christian, he lived and worked in Nigeria until he was forced to flee in 2006. He was one of the first Nigerian gay men to come out publically and has […]

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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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Rally for LGBT Targets Commonwealth Games urging Britain to speak out against Homophobia

Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 14, 2014. When it was the colonial power in the nineteenth century, Britain imposed most of the existing anti-gay laws on its Colonies.  Homosexuality was not illegal in these countries prior to British colonization. A rally will take place this week, against anti-LGBT persecution in the Commonwealth, with activists urging […]

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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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Another Lesbian Denied Asylum Under Threat of Immediate Removal back to Uganda

UPDATED:  July 31, 2014. Harriet Nakigudde has just won her appeal. She has won asylum in the United Kingdom after a hard fought battle by activists and amazing attorneys and a compassionate and experienced barrister who came to her aid. This highlights the cruelty of the UK system – that puts already traumatized people through hell […]

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Life or Death to Save Lesbian Aidah from UK Deportation to Uganda Please Sign Now

#SAVEAidah Her fast track deportation is set for mere days ahead – May 24 |  we received a desperate request for help from her team here in the UK.  I am meeting with them in London today. They want to hear from you NOW and there is no time to waste! UPDATED MAY 23: LAST […]

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Refugee Action vs UK Home Office policy on asylum wins support rates ruling

CONGRATULATIONS and CALL TO ACTION – See BRING BACK DIGNITY CAMPAIGN BELOW Posted by Melanie Nathan, April 16, 2014. A High Court judge in the United Kingdom, ruled that current Home Office policy on asylum support rates is unlawful. Dave Garratt ,Chief Executive, of Refugee Action, Victoria Charity Centretook , U.K., took the Home Office […]

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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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The Deadly Silence of Shinners and other Christians on Anti-Gay Ugandan Law

By Melanie Nathan, January 20, 2014 When religious extremists in the form of Lou Engle, Scott Lively and others found that their war against homosexuality was floundering on home turf, they scrambled to capture a world ripe for scapegoating, using the Bible to spin their hateful yarn on African soil. Uganda became a target and […]

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Tuxedoed Gay Activist Seizes Stage at London Symphony

GAY ACTIVIST ONCE AGAIN DISRUPTS CONCERT CONDUCTED BY PUTIN SUPPORTER VALERY GERGIEVAT THE BARBICAN IN LONDON Posted by Melanie Nathan, Nov 01, 2013. London, November 1, 2013— The opening night of London Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Valery Gergiev’s new concert season at the Barbican in London was disrupted last night (31 October) by a protest […]

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Vigils around the world demand justice for murdered Jamaican LGBT youth

Justice for Dwayne Jones By Cathy Kristofferson, August 29, 2013 Light panels calling for justice illuminated the street outside the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C. last night, as a coalition of organizations including GetEQUAL, Stop The Hate and Homophobia Coalition (Springfield, MA), The DC Center, Center Global, Spectrum Human Rights, CodePINK, and Light Brigade Maryland […]

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Why UK PM Cameron’s pro-gay remark is pure irresponsibility

By Cathy Kristofferson, July 25, 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron declared last night that he wanted to “EXPORT” marriage equality “around the world”.  Mr. Cameron was speaking at a garden party to celebrate the recent passage of ‘his’ Marriage Equality Act for England and Wales. This is the headline in today’s UK Telegraph: The article […]

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The part of London that is not safe for Gays and Jews

Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 17, 2013. Two men were arrested in January after a series of incidents in London saw members of the public harassed by self-styled vigilantes who posted footage of their activities online. One included a clip showing a man being subjected to homophobic abuse. The incidents are believed to be linked […]

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‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher has died

Gay icon, or just a supporter of ‘individual liberty’? By Cathy Kristofferson,  April 08, 2013 The BBC is reporting that The Iron Lady ex-Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher has died.  Thatcher, a staunch conservative, supported the decriminalization of homosexuality back in 1967.   As PM her government later legalized homosexuality in both Scotland and Northern […]

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Islamists preaching hate against gays blocked at East London University

University & student union fail to publicly condemn preachers London – 18 March 2013 – The University of East London (UEL) blocked an Islamist meeting that was due to be held on the Stratford campus last Friday, 15 March. The meeting was billed as featuring hate preachers Khalid Yasin and Jalal Ibn Saeed. The meeting […]

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Protestors call for UK Home Secretary to resign after deported Ugandan lesbian dies

Calling on Theresa May to resign A protest outside the home office, called on Theresa May to resign after Jackie Nanyonjo  died in Uganda after being held in a United Kingdon detention center, and then handed to a security agency and then deported ( UK term should be ‘removed’) to Uganda by UK border agency. […]

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House of Lords calls for decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth because of higher HIV rates

See the  must watch Video – Criminalization of Homosexuality Kills – The link is made between increase in HIV/ AIDS in countries that criminalize homosexuality – Homophobia causes higher HIV/AIDS rates. By Melanie Nathan, March 14, 2o13. Yesterday Conservative Peer Lord Black of Brentwood,  led a debate on Criminalization of Homosexuality and how it has caused […]

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Murder of Ugandan lesbian deportee at the hands of UK authorities, Reliance Security and Qatar Airlines

U.K. Activists demand justice By Melanie Nathan, March 14, 2013. Yesterday we reported the story of the death of Jackie Nanyonjo.  Now U.K. activists are calling it murder – read  The Movement for Justice report below.  The question is who is responsible. Evidence is emerging that Jackie was not well while incarcerated by U.K. authorities […]

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If Queen Elizabeth really wants to make history tomorrow…

She should consider a real 21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta By Cathy Kristofferson, March 09, 2013. March 10 update:  No history will be made.  The Queen will not attend the ceremony.  The Palace released the following:  ‘The Queen will regrettably no longer attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey today as she continues to recover […]

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The Queen will make implicit reference to gay rights in new pledge to end discrimination for Commonwealth

Lest we forget that it was indeed the Colonialists and the Magna Carta that brought anti-homosexuality laws to Africa in the first place. By Melanie Nathan, March 09, 2013. According to the Daily Mail, The Queen of England “fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have […]

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Hateful Anti-Gay Video features Ugandan host of U.K. Preacher Paul Shinners

Watch this outrageous Video showing Bishop David Kiganda in the presence of David Bahati declaring Death for Homosexuals. By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2013. This Video is older news but can now be seen in a different light, when noting that U.K. Preacher Paul Shinners has yet to answer questions about his preaching at the […]

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St. Neots U.K. Preacher Paul Shinners has yet to answer questions about his anti-gay remarks

Should apologize to Uganda’s Gay community, the U.K. LGBTI Community and to Bloggers he unjustly accused By Melanie Nathan, Feb 20, 2013. Since exposing Paul Shinners, as an Evangelical Christian extremist, who spoke at the Ugandan New years eve Rally, where much anti-gay sentiment was expressed by a group of pastors, local UK activists are […]

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Lord of Dance Gay Icon Stephen Fry visits Uganda in the same week Kill the Gays on Parliament’s Agenda

Melanie Nathan, February, 17, 2013. Thanks to  Michael Petrelis it has come to my attention that British actor Stephen Fry has been tweeting about his arrival in Uganda.   Fry describes himself on his Twitter accounts as “British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger – NEVER reads Direct Messages. London · http://www.stephenfry.com/ […]

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British Producer describes harsh detention conditions and deportation from Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2013. David Cecil has arrived in the United Kingdom after being deported from his home in Uganda, which he shares with his partner/wife and two small children, and who have now been left behind.  Cecil is not an LGBTI activist; he is the producer of a play, The River and […]

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U.K. Preacher Paul Shinners claims he could have stopped the Anti-homosexuality Bill in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2013. After exposing Paul Shinners and his shenanigans in Uganda, the preacher from the United Kingdom, tried to court the U.K. press to refute facts that simply could not be denied; and in doing so, his attempt to discredit my report, did nothing much but bring greater attention by activists […]

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Princes William and Harry remind us of HIV/AIDS stigma

“Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry have kindly written to us to celebrate 30 years of our fight against HIV,” notes the Terrence Higgins Trust, beside a heartwarming picture on the charity’s website, reminding of their mother, Princess Diana and how she broke barriers by embracing people with HIV and AIDS around […]

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Scott Lively accuses Oxford Union of disingenuous invite to use his name to attract interest for debate

By Melanie Nathan, January 30, 2013. We have been reporting on the recent debacle between Oxford Union, the debating society, in the U.K. and Scott Lively, where something went suspiciously awry with the invitation to Lively to debate the issue of Gay parenting. In a nutshell, Oxford Union’s debate topic ‘This house would be glad […]

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U.S. Pastor accuses gays of persecuting Christians in lead up to UK Oxford Union invitation

The Scott Lively Connive | A Lecture at Oxford Union, UK  in an attempt to win sympathy in SMUG vs. Lively Well this may or may not be the speech Scott Lively has planned for his address of the students at Oxford Union in the United Kingdom, but he did re-publish it on his “Defend […]

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European Court of Human Rights balances religion against gay rights

By Melanie Nathan, January 17, 2013. The European court of human rights in response to claims brought against the British government in four individual cases by Christians,  should, according to the U.K. Guardian, come as no surprise. The detailed ruling shows how difficult it was for the seven Strasbourg judges who heard the claims to […]

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Oxford Union Students want gay parents in huge debate win

No Scott Lively and “this house would be glad to have gay parents” By Melanie Nathan, January 17, 2012. Gay parenting won the Oxford Union debate this Thursday evening, with a resounding majority happy to have gay parents. The topic “this house would be glad to have gay parents”,  was debated at the traditional Thursday […]

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