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Kentucky Bill Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination Fails to Pass

Posted by Melanie Nathan, March 25, 2015. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to news that the Kentucky Legislature had failed to pass legislation that targeted transgender students for discrimination. Introduced by Kentucky State Senator CB Embry, Jr., the bill would have barred transgender students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that […]

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Condemnation of Minnesota Legislation as Harmful to Transgender Students

Posted by Melanie Nathan, March 11, 2015. The Transgender Legal defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) denounces yet another attempt to target transgender students for discrimination, this time in Minnesota. Republican state lawmakers introduced identical bills in the Minnesota State House and Senate. HF 1456 and SF 1543 would deny transgender students the ability to play on sports teams […]

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Proposed Anti-Trans Bill Denounced

By Melanie Nathan, February 24, 2015. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly denounces proposed bills in Texas and Florida that would make it a crime for transgender people to use restrooms and other public facilities consistent with who they are as men and women. The discriminatory Texas legislation (HB 1748) was introduced […]

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Does the Hunts Post Show Anti-Gay Bias in St. Neots Protest Report

You be the Judge By Melanie Nathan, October 15, 2014. Below you will find a press release which I sent to The Hunts Post,  reporting on a protest which took place outside Cornerstone Cafe, St. Neots, United Kingdom, last week, where LGBT Ugandan exiles demonstrated against Paul Shinners, a radical Christian extremist, who shared a […]

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Help Call for California Governor Jerry Brown to Sign Transgender Law

Help California Action Alert for Transgender Youth Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2013. On July 3, 2013, The California State Senate passed the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266), sending the bill that ensures transgender students have the opportunity to succeed in school to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. Authored by […]

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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill moves up to #1 on Parliament’s Notice of Business

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 19, 2013. UPDATED MARCH 06, 2013: The Parliament did not post The Order Papers on its Website today. UPDATED MARCH 05, 2013. AHB is not on Parliament Agenda today due to a special sitting of Parliament to pay tribute to THE LATE FIRST DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER/MINISTER OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, […]

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See Ugandan MP Minority Report Calling for Scrapping of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2013. Warren Throckmorton, has published a draft copy of a Minority Report which apparently had made its way out of the Ugandan Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Committee on the Anti-homosexuality Bill. The Bill, otherwise known as The Kill the Gays Bill which had reached position number 3 last week on […]

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Uganda embezzlement should lead to scrapping the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Looking for a miracle By Melanie Nathan, Feb 16, 2013. Uganda has not lost one shilling yet to the threatened passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill – but it has lost a great deal of financial support because of scandals, corruption and embezzlement and for the latter no one can blame the gays.  Some have threatened […]

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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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Ugandan LGBTI Community braces as Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be Debated in Parliament Tomorrow

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 11, 2013. Ugandan LGBTI community is bracing itself for the moment that they knew would come, but hoped would not, as they report that The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the Kill the Gays Bill, is scheduled for its second debate tomorrow, in Uganda’s Parliament. This could lead to swift passage […]

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Uganda Updates | Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Kill the Gays Bill moves up from eight to sixth on Parliamentary Agenda By Melanie Nathan, Feb .07, 2013. As reported yesterday, Uganda’s Parliament has returned from recess and on this the third day, of its second session of the 9th Parliament,  the Anti-homosexuality has moved up since yesterday from Number 8 to number 6 […]

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Excellent Video featuring both sides of Uganda on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This Must Watch Video, on the second anniversary of David Kato’s death,  features David Kato, President Obama,  Politicians, Human Rights Defenders, Pastors, Bahati,  and all sides of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill’s debate Melanie Nathan, January 27, 2013. This must watch video, by Luis Arellano & Carlos Maldonado is one of the most comprehensive I have seen […]

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Ugandan LGBTI Youth Group Founder Arrested for Homosexuality

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 31, 2012. While many of us celebrate New Years Eve, our LGBTI family around the world suffer persecution and are unable to openly celebrate with their loved ones.  Reports are coming in from Uganda that one of the founders of LGBTI group Youth on Rock Foundation, (YRF)  was arrested by police […]

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A Poem for Uganda and The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, December 16, 2012. A fellow campaigner for the human rights of LGBTI people, Richard Willmer, has been following the saga of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB, a.k.a. Bahati Bill or the ‘Hang-the-Gays’ Bill) in Uganda since the Bill broke cover in late 2009, as it continues its journey and various parliamentary incarnations. Richard […]

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ALLOUT petition misrepresents purpose and exploits Ugandan Kill the Gays

There is absolutely zero proof of a connection between the ALLOUT Petition and the fact that the Uganda Bill did not pass Parliament this month. By Melanie Nathan, December 14, 2012 In a letter to supporters,  the online Petition group ALLOUT appears to be claiming a solo victory (implied or overt) for the fact that […]

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Uganda’s Parliamentary Process | How Easy to Pass The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

As of Dec 03, 2012, this is what is left of the process needed to pass The AHB By Melanie Nathan, December 01, 2012. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill is first on the Order Papers in Uganda’s Parliament and could proceed as early as Monday December 03, 2012.  How long the Bill, otherwise known as The Kill […]

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A Lesbian’s Statement to Uganda’s Parliament and Speaker Kadaga

By Melanie Nathan, November 27, 2012. PUBLIC STATEMENT OF MELANIE NATHAN, COMMISSIONER, Mother,  Sister, Daughter, Human Rights Commissioner, Marin County, U.S.A., Family Law Mediator and Human Rights Advocate. Hon. Speaker and Hon. Members of Uganda’s Parliament:- When I was in my early twenties I  realized that I was a lesbian.  I tried marriage to a […]

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U.S. State Department concerned about Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill and has yet to see removal of death penalty

Even if Death penalty will be removed we will always refer to it as “The Kill The Gays Bill” Since it was first introduced in 2009,  the U.S. Department of State has been keeping a keen eye on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which is now back on the Order Papers for a reading this week […]

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Watch Uganda TV report Legal Committee endorses on Anti-Homosexuality Bill depicting gay activists out of context

By Melanie Nathan, Nov, 23, 2012 This Video news report appeared today on Ugandan Television announcing that the legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has endorsed the anti-Homosexuality Bill. The report shows interviews with members  of the Legal and Parliamentary Committee which has just completed its report and sent the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into Parliament for its […]

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Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill on way to Parliament from Committee

Watch for protests to Start Next Week in U.S.A. By Melanie Nathan, November 23, 2012. The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill is closer to entering the Parliament and likely to be heard next week.  It has been on the Paper Orders (Agenda) for the past two days. The Bill will leave the committee and will not be […]

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The Process Ugandan Parliament Needs to Pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 21, 2012. Uganda‘s Anti-Homosexuality Bill (often called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the media)[1][2][3] is a legislative proposal that would broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Uganda by dividing homosexual behavior into two categories: “aggravated homosexuality”, in which an “offender” would receive the death penalty, or “the offence […]

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Ugandan Anti-Gay Pastor Says ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ will not help solve problem of homosexuality

By Melanie Nathan, November 21, 2012. Pastor Moses Solomon Male a fervent anti-gay proponent and who was found guilty of conspiring to tarnish the name of Pastor Robert Kayanja with a false sodomy charge, has argued that the Anti-HomosexualityBill is a waste of time and will not help Ugandans prevail over the problem of homosexuality, according to […]

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Ugandan LGBT Coalition urges extreme caution when foreigners advocate against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Action Alert guidelines By Melanie Nathan, November 13, 2012. UPDATED – 11/26/2012 AS AN AMERICAN YOU ASK WHAT CAN I DO? PLEASE SUPPORT THE GetEQUAL Petition- UGANDA Kill The Gays Bill:- Looms before parliament this week. You ask as an American what can you do? I am proud to say that I had the great […]

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Paula Brooks from LezGetReal is a Man – Straight Man Fraud in the Lesbian World

Melanie Nathan – June 13, 2011 – 4.50 pm Paula Brooks is  BILL and Bill may be MacMaster or a member of the military or security professional! I have been a co-owner on LezGetReal and paid for the site LGR for two years. I left the site because I believed that Amina “the Gay Gal […]

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Shirley Tan -Jay Mercado and the Twins visit the White House

When all was lost and there was no “next step” for Shirley Tan, about to be deported  within mere weeks, Molly McKay of Marriage Equality called my office to see if I could be of assistance.   Unfortunately Shirley’s was a losing case and she was told that there was nothing anyone could do to help […]

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UAFA – Please – Now!!!Urgent – slam dunk 110th

UAFA, Permamanent Partners Immigration, Gay and lesbian need immigration rights.

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