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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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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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Pussy Riot Disrupts Russian Orchestra in San Francisco

See Video: Pussy Riot Disrupts Russian Orchestra in S.F. With Rainbow Flag By Michael Petrelis Cross-posted As I was unable to attend this protest due to my travels, we are most fortunate to have a report from one of the organizers, Michael Petrelis: The St. Petersburg Philharmonic’s performance on Monday, March 3 at Davies Hall […]

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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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World Bank Postpones $90 Million Loan to Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Western anger over the newly signed anti-homosexuality law in Uganda has triggered a sharp fall in Uganda’s shilling currency, leading the central bank to intervene for two days in a row. By Melanie Nathan, February 27, 2014. Reuters is reporting that the World Bank has postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over […]

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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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U.S. Ambassador slams Ugandan Government for Anti-gay Bill

Horror at Red Pepper Tabloid for Inciting Death of Gays By Melanie Nathan, February 26, 2014. The U.S. Ambassador to Uganda has in an interview with the BBC expressed a passionate condemnation of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. Hear his interview below, where US ambassador to Uganda, Scott DeLisi, tells #BBCNewsday Uganda should repeal its new anti-gay […]

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Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Wanted as Official Persecutors of Gays

Hello Red Pepper we warned you not to OUT perceived Gays and now you are WANTED for Persecution in the International Criminal Arena By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. On the very day that the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, assented to the Anti-homosexuality Bill, the publishers, staff and editors of Red pepper Tabloid, Uganda, […]

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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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Not yet signed the Ugandan President Juggles the Anti-Homosexuality Ball

By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed the Ugandan parliament on December 20, 2013. Although the Washington Blade and others report that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed, sources from the State House in Uganda inform us is that it has yet to be signed by president Museveni. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of […]

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Transgender Women Win Legal Document Case

Transgender Women Can Obtain Legal Documents to Match Who they Are, After First Being Denied Under North Carolina Law By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. New York, NY February 23 2014- The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund today announced favorable decisions for two transgender women seeking name changes in North Carolina. Síle Kelleher and Hadassah […]

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Freedom for Russia & Ukraine D.C. Rally to End the Gulag Olympics & LGBT persecution.

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 22, 2014 Today in Washington, D.C. activists are protesting for “Freedom for Russia & Ukraine Rally and End the Gulag Olympics, End LGBT persecution.”  The action was called by Spectrum Human Rights Alliance to support Russian & Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom and human rights! This action is also […]

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San Francisco to Support Pussy Riot with Protest of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Gay Pussy Riot Vigil @ Russian Concert: March 3 in San Francisco Source:  Michael Petrelis, February 21, 2014 The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Yuri Temirkanov, will be performing in San Francisco on March 3.   Gays Without Borders are organizing a solidarity vigil outside Davies Hall where they will be performing. Please mark […]

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Overlooked Veterans will now be honored by President Obama

Things we love to hear about Melanie Nathan, Feb 21, 2014., President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. The unusual presentation […]

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While Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill he Provides Excuses to Obama

By Melanie Nathan, February 21, 2014, Reports have come in, which remain unverified, that President Yoweri Museveni has signed his assent to The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. The Bill, once referred to as The Kill the Gays Bill provides stringent prison sentences, of up to Life In prison, for so called aggravated homosexuality. It also […]

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How will Airlines With Diversity Policies Continue to operate in anti-Gay Uganda and Nigeria

The Not so Friendly Ugandan and  Nigerian Skies and we still wait to hear from United and Delta By Melanie Nathan, January 20, 2014. Many corporations in the United States, some of which operate internationally, have established diversity policies, where they tout non discriminatory policies based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disabilities. […]

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Activists ejected from Scott Lively anti-gay press conference

Gay Haters Propose the Mythological Homosexualization of America in Propaganda Presser By Cathy Kristofferson, February 21, 2014 UPDATE! Video of interruption linked below This morning, Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera launched their new global hate group Coalition for Family Values at the National Press Club in D.C. The press conference was entitled ” New International […]

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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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Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. Earlier today I wrote an article calling on President Obama to expel the Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S.A. because President Museveni has declared war with gays of the World, which includes the LGBT people of the United States of America. It seems the Canadians may be leading the pack […]

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U.S.A. should expel the Ugandan Ambassador as Museveni declares War on Gays in World

GO HOME Uganda’s ambassador Oliver Wonekha – President Obama has the backs of the Gays around the world and Museveni says he has declared war upon Gays -  Surely we should acknowledge this WAR? By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. The word is spreading that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed into law in Uganda […]

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EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. In the face of the new  Anti-Homosexuality law, about to be signed with the assent of President Museveni, in Uganda, Catherine Ashton the High Representative in the European Union, has called on Uganda as follows: “I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to […]

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