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LGBT Activists Target Tammy Baldwin on Civil Rights

Queer Nation Demands Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  Posted by Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2014. New York, NY (Aug. 14, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other […]

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A Ugandan Pastor Ssempa is Accused of Defilement of Minor

By Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2014. A man by the name of Martin Ssempa has apparently been held by police in Iganga, Uganda, accused of allegedly “defiling” a 17 year old girl in Uganda. The term defilement is used in Uganda to describe rape of a young under-age person. There are two Martin Ssempa’s (urgh […]

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Uganda to Halt Court Appeal against the Ruling that the Anti-Homosexuality Act is Invalid

A new approach to a NEW Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) which seems to stem from the NRM and Museveni’s fear of more international reprisal and rulings of unconstitutionality. By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. From what I can gather, in Uganda, the State will halt its appeal in an attempt to reverse the decision that the […]

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Museveni Tells Ugandan Parliament to Calm Down Over A New Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Pretends to be the By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. It seems as if President Yoweri Museveni is at it again. Playing the system and being dictator all at once. For years he has had to balance his own interests against that of the country and has used the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a tool to […]

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Israel Includes Same-Sex Spouses under Law of Return Immigration

By Melanie Nathan, August 12 2014, Israel has decided that the law of return includes non-Jewish same sex spouses. Directly form the Haaretz report: The Law of Return, which gives Diaspora Jews and non-Jewish family members the right to immigrate to Israel, also applies to legally married same-sex spouses, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said Tuesday. […]

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Robin Williams Dies Today in Marin County

By Melanie Nathan, Aug 11, 2014. Sad to report this news as released by the  Marin County Sheriff’s Office today here in my neighborhood. Comedian Robin Williams was found dead, here in Marin, from a likely suicide. He was apparently found at his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, just across from the Golden Gate Bridge. Its […]

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LGBT Activists Target Mark Takano on Civil Rights

Queer Nation and a bunch more of us demand Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  New York, NY (Aug. 11, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other Americans […]

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Kenya Proposes Life for Local Gays and Stoning for Foreigners

By Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2014. The Kenyan Republican Liberty Party has proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation to stone gays to death in public or to punish with life in prison. A draft Bill has been sent to the National Assembly.  All a great irony since so many Ugandans fled to Kenya, seeking refuge with UNHCR after […]

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Uganda Pride And Court Appeals And Parliament And Tabloids And Here We Go Again

 I have not put up any of the numerous Pride photos sent to me this year. By Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2014. The Ugandan Constitutional Court declared the Anti-Homosexuality Act invalid, the Ugandan State launched an appeal, the Parliamentarians calling for a new Bill, and the Ugandan LGBTI community held a “post Anti-Homosexuality Act” Pride […]

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Ugandan Attorney General Appeals Anti-Homosexuality Act Court Ruling

By Melanie Nathan, August 08, 2014. The Attorney General of Uganda has filed a Notice of Appeal in an attempt to reverse the Constitutional Court of Uganda’s judgment which voided the Anti Homosexuality Act. Advocates, who won the case, and were awarded 50% of the costs and are now preparing to fight the appeal all […]

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Did Yoweri Museveni Hire a US Lobby firm to Improve his Image in the West

OK LOL – seriously? Is that how dictators hold on these days?  I wonder how those poor women who have sold themselves into prostitution to feed their kids feel about THIS allocation of funds?  If I am wrong please let me know…. By Melanie Nathan, AUG 06, 2014, I have unconfirmed reports that President Yoweri […]

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Official Ugandan Constitutional Court Ruling Killing the Anti-Homosexuality Act for Now

By Melanie Nathan, August 05, 2014. One can expect that if a Parliament fails to follow basic protocol and procedure and passionate local and International law experts get together using activists as Plaintiff’s, it is unlikely that the law will withstand the test of Constitutionality. That is what happened in the case of the Ugandan […]

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Activists Protest Jamaican Homophobia

First Annual International Day of Action against Jamaica’s Buggery Law –  in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom NEW YORK – On the 52nd anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the United Kingdom, human rights activists renew their calls for the repeal of that country’s buggery law, which effectively criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender […]

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Betrayed by Obama – Museveni in OUR White House

BY MELANIE NATHAN, AUGUST 05, 2014.   BETRAYAL BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE FIRST LADY! My Message to President Obama:  WTF!……. PRESIDENT Obama – I have been a huge supporter of yours. Where are your principles?  – You and the First Lady have now welcomed this gay hating corrupt dictator into OUR White House! “On […]

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First Annual International Day of Action against Jamaican Homophobia

CALL TO ACTION and  ADVISORY – Activists in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom Protest Jamaica’s Buggery Law By Melanie Nathan, August 05, 2014. NEW YORK – On August 6, human rights activists from across the globe will protest against the Jamaican government’s continuing inaction on repealing the anti-LGBT buggery law. There will […]

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South African Rally for Israel Speaks Peace in Face of Years of Rising Anti-Semitism

Over 10,000 turn out for South African Rally to Support Israel Posted by Melanie Nathan, Aug 05, 104. Johannesburg – Aug 04- 2014. On Sunday, more than 12,000 South Africans, representing a broad spectrum of society, came together to stand united in solidarity with Israel, while condemning the use of terror by Hamas against the citizens of […]

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Reality Check As Uganda Court Rules Against Anti-Homosexuality Act

This article First appeared on HUFFPO Gay Voices on AUG 0.1, 2014   Article First appeared on HUFFPO Gay Voices on AUG 0.1, 2014 By Melanie Nathan, August 05, 2014. Today, in a packed Constitutional Court in Kampala, Uganda, a panel of five Justices ruled unanimously that The Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 (AHA,) is unconstitutional. […]

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Ugandan Court Rules Anti-Homosexuality Act Unconstitutional

Jubilation as the  the Ugandan Court agreed – the AHA is Unconstitutional ! Well done to the Plaintiffs.  Congratulations to the Plaintiff team for your extraordinary courage and your resolve and the credit must go to all those who worked so hard on every front, especially the hard work of the extraordinary legal team – […]

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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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Kenya Transgender NGO Case

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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Plane with US Soldiers Crash Lands on Ugandan Highway

A plane carrying American soldiers crash landed on a highway outside Uganda’s capital Kampala on Friday, with no reported injuries, according to the Telepgraph. The small plane carrying six soldiers from Entebbe airport to neighboring South Sudan was forced to turn back due to bad weather and then land on a highway around 40 miles […]

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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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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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