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Federal Court’s refusal of benefits in Employee Plan shows why religious exemption hurts ENDA

Federal Court Rejects Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital’s Refusal to Cover Same-Sex Spouse Under Employee Benefit Plan and ENDA is in danger Why I am calling on Freedom to Marry, NCLR, Lambda Legal, GLAAD, ACLU, Transgender Law Center,  GetEQUAL to thwart the HRC push for Senate’s ENDA By Melanie Nathan, May 07, 2014. Although both […]

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Call to Boycott Barbaric Brute of Brunei Dorchester Hotels

Commonwealth urged to suspend Brunei as Planned Sharia law executions violate Commonwealth Charter By Melanie Nathan, May 06, 2014. While activists in the United Kingdom are calling on the Commonwealth to suspend Brunei’s membership because it has introduced stoning to death for consensual, non-violent behavior, including homosexuality, U.S. activists are calling for boycotts of the […]

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Hilary Rosen: The president needs to sign this damn executive order already

…so we can stop talking about it!” By Cathy Kristofferson,May 5, 2014 Uncharacteristic disclaimer: Although the following blog post might appear we have distain and regret regarding this event, we really applaud the magazines for bringing this somewhat substantive crowd together during such a star-studded feel-good discourse-free correspondents dinner weekend. We encourage The Atlantic and […]

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Swedish Authorities Complicit in Persecuting LGBT Uganda by Refusing Workshop Visa

Sweden and other allies have a duty to act and not just talk – you need to practice what you preach , says Bob Bwana By Melanie Nathan, May 04, 2014. LGBT activists are very upset about the denial by Sweden of a visa to a Ugandan human rights defender. It is being reported from […]

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Police Descend on Bekkersdal The ANC Embarrassment

By Melanie Nathan, May 04, 2014. It reminds me largely of the “old” pre-Apartheid South Africa: — Township – a filthy dumping ground languishing in stark contrast to nearby spotless suburbs – no services- the stench of poverty – and then the ultimate reminder THE large police presence – challenging – the obnoxious scent of […]

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NCLR to be Honored by Grassroots MEUSA

By Melanie Nathan, May 02, 2014. The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be honored on May 28th at the 2014 Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) Awards Reception! NCLR has worked for many years in partnership with MEUSA and both organizations have done a tremndous amount of work to further the marriage equality gains in […]

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GAY INC Money Exposes NGLTF Leader Rea Carey in Exclusive Club

By Melanie Nathan, May 02, 2014. So says Michael Petrelis and I am re-posting his article here. Michael Petrelis, who is the only blogger activist I know keeping an eye on Gay Inc. and its money trail. The article speaks to GAY INC., Rea Carey from NGLTF and some LGBT issues languishing in obscurity! Petrelis […]

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Belgian Parliament Resolution on Uganda

Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 01, 2014. has provided the English translation for the March 22, unanimous Resolution of the Belgian Parliament regarding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill which was made official law of Uganda on march 10, 2014. WE REQUEST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 1. to emphasize the importance of respecting sexual orientation and gender identities in […]

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South African Government Launches Historic Program to Attack Homophobia

By Melanie Nathan, April 29, 2014. Back in 2011, when South Africa was exposed internationally for horrific amount of rapes and murders perpetrated on the lesbian community in so called “corrective” or “Curative” rape attacks, Minister Jeff Radebe was taken to task, and now some years later the climate may be set for change. This […]

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Uganda Seeks to Introduce More Anti-Gay Laws to Stop NGO Services

By Melanie Nathan, April 28, 2014. It is clear that the Ugandan government is doing everything that the Hitler Government did – that which preceded the holocaust. As if the scapegoating and Anti-Homosexuality Bill is not enough, now the Ugandan Government is looking to close loop-holes in its new already onerous law, which became law […]

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Shocking Story of Cameroon Police Beating 2 Women Accused of Same-Sex Relations

Court denies bail, as Cameroon Police Attempt to coerce Lesbian confession and over hundred of these cases pend trial after years languishing in jails By Melanie Nathan, April 26, 2014. Two women have been beaten and arrested in Cameroon and are facing years in prison for allegedly engaging in sexual relations together in the privacy […]

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Marin County Man Mounts Pride Rainbow Flag on Uganda’s Highest Peak

He braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law #prideflagatopUganda #RepealAHA By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. Marin County Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law while issuing a challenge to President Museveni. The police of Uganda […]

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Tragic Outcomes likely as Uganda May Refuse Bail on Gay-Sex Charges

By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. Please read Colin Stewart’s article at 76 Crimes- about the men who are accused of homosexual relations and are not getting bail in Uganda.  The complexity of surety bail can be noted. While the courts may have been willing to grant bail under the old Penal Codes, it is […]

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Did the Ugandan Ambassador Wonekha Lie About NTA Partnership to Boost Tourism

NTA denies it has a Partnership with Uganda to Boost Tourism creating suspicion that Ambassador lied in Embassy Post By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. The Ugandan Ambassador to the United States, Hon Oliver Wonekha,  posted a headline and article on the Ugandan Embassy website declaring a partnership between NTA, National Tour Association, of North America, […]

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Ugandan Police Report Accuses Walter Reed of Gay Masturbation Rooms

By Melanie Nathan, April 23, 2014. The Ugandan police of Inspector General’s Office, Kampala, report alleges that the U.S.-Backed HIV Center Was “collecting sperm in masturbation rooms.” The official report on an April 3 police raid also says the clinic maintained rooms for “practicing” homosexuality as part of the center’s “homosexual recruitment project”. Recently we […]

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Anti-Gay Uganda’s Ambassador Partners with National Tourism Association NTA in U.S.A.

To try and attract more U.S. tourism | NTA ignores plight of LGBTI Ugandans By Melanie Nathan, April 22, 2014. Given the current state of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and the profound anger at Uganda’s state institutionalized homophobia, causing horrific persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda, we are shocked that the National Tour Association (NTA), […]

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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 Pastor Martin Ssempa Accused of Promoting Homosexuality

A New Crime in Uganda By Melanie Nathan, April 21, 2014. The Ugandan pastor who promoted and held the huge 10,000 people anti-gay rally celebrating the Anti-Homosexuality Act after it was signed into law, is now being accused of promotion of homosexuality – a crime in Uganda. The only problem with the accusation leveled against […]

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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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Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Unjust Long Waits

Department of Homeland Security Routinely Violates Laws Requiring Timely Reasonable Fear Interview Posted by Melanie Nathan April 17, 2014 A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleging the government violated the law in thousands of cases, with individuals waiting in detention for many months for a ruling on their […]

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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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Jews Persecuted with Orders to Register in Ukraine

By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2014. Ukrainian and Israeli media are reporting actions that smack of Nazi Germany as Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told it is complusory to “register” as Jews and pay special taxes with the Ukrainians who are trying to make […]

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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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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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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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GFSA Flags Donated for Melanie Nathan’s Personal Fundraing efforts and GFSA Promotions

GFSA donated several flags to Melanie Nathan. They were never paid for the flags as they were donated free of charge for promotional and fundraising purposes. Here is my letter of clarity to answer any questions members of the community may have in this regard. I have provided this letter to GFSA to be used […]

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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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A Compelling Call for San Franciso Employee Retirement to Divest from Anti-Gay Russia

Gary Virginia, of Gays Without Borders and President of the Board of San Francisco Pride provided this compelling speech in San Francisco Posted by Melanie Nathan, April 10, 2014. Gary Virginia of Gays without Borders and President of San Francisco Pride provided this public comment today regarding Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Supervisor’s efforts to get […]

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