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TLDEF Denounces New York State Senate’s Failure to Pass Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)

Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 25, 2015. New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) denounces the New York State Senate’s failure to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act. The bill would have added transgender people to New York’s hate crimes law and protected them from discrimination in employment, housing and […]

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Rapist and Murderer of South African Lesbian Sentenced

By Melanie Nathan, November 25, 2014. The South African Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court has sentenced the brutal rapist and murderer of 26-year-old lesbian Duduzile Zozo.  Lekgoa Lesley Motleleng, who pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of the young lesbian, will spend 30 years in prison. The half-naked body of  was found in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, […]

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New York High Court Allows Retrial in Killing of Transgender Woman

Retrial on Hate Crime Charge in Killing of Lateisha Green Overturns Prior Conviction for Manslaughter As a Hate Crime as Inconsistent | Onondaga County District Attorney Can Resubmit Hate Crime Charge to Grand Jury for Retrial Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 24, 2014. New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) […]

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Horrific Brutal Murder of South African Lesbian

By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. According to sources in South Africa and media reports another South African woman has been raped and brutally murdered in what appears to be another lesbian “corrective” rape, torture and murder. The half naked body of Gift Disebo Makau was discovered in the Tshing Township, in Ventersdorp, in the […]

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New York High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal In Transgender Hate Crime Case

New York High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal In Dwight DeLee Case Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Praises Decision and Continues to Urge the Court of Appeals to Restore Hate Crime Conviction of DeLee in the 2008 Murder of Syracuse Transgender Woman Lateisha Green New York, NY, December 9, 2013 – The Transgender […]

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Protests across Turkey sparked by latest trans murder

Transphobia murders endemic in Turkey By Cathy Kristofferson, July 11, 2013 Update: July 12, 2013 Photos of today’s events below Tuesday, Dora Özer was found stabbed to death in her home by her roommate.  Dora, only 24, is the latest victim of the rampant transphobia  in Turkey.  According to Transgender Europe, at least 30 transgender individuals were […]

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Teaching Jihad to Children in Christian Based Hate Book

Disguised as Love  Melanie Nathan, May 26, 2013. When I read about this book, God Made Dad & Mom, depicting the story of Michael, an adopted boy, who takes a trip to the zoo to learn how God made people — with a mommy and a daddy, and waged prayer war on friend Jimmy who […]

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Murder of Gay Man in Greenwich Village all about hate

STOP THE HATE By Melanie Nathan, May 18, 2013. It happened blocks from New York‘s historic Stonewall Inn, where I have many friends. We walk in the streets, arm in arm, with lovers, with friends. Hey, Its Greenwich Village, New York. Its safe to be gay here.  Today we are sad, and furious. I am […]

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Hate crime charges for anti-gay graffiti at UC Berkeley

Man charged with hate crime for anti-gay graffiti at UC Berkeley Doug Oakley of the  Oakland Tribune has reported that  Anthony Garcia, 23, of Huntington Park, Calif. was booked on a felony hate crime charge after UC Berkeley after officers spotted him spray painting anti-gay graffiti on campus buildings over the weekend, UC Berkeley police […]

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LGBTI Protests to Protect the South African Constitution

South Africa and Homophobia on GAY STAR NEWS

South Africa must change its tune for LGBTI citizens The South African constitution should be used and enforced, not changed to freeze out gay and trans citizens, says lesbian human rights campaigner Melanie Nathan 03 July 2012 | By Melanie Nathan on GAYSTARNEWS Read the full Article…… CLICK HERE The truth is that, for over […]

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South African Lesbian Shot Dead in Front of Family

Signals rise of rampant violence against lesbians  in South African Townships Melanie Nathan, June 25, 2012. Phumeza Nkolonzi, a young lesbian from Nyanga Township was brutally murdered last night in front of her family and activists are asserting the motive was hate. The murder occurred at her family home  in Mau Mau, Nyanga, a  township […]

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South Africa Lesbian Killers| Zoliswa Gets Justice at Last

Lesbian Murderers Receive 18 years and Magistrate sets hate crimes acknowledgment precedent by Melanie Nathan, February 01, 2012. A cheer rang out and the crowd sang and danced outside the Khayelitsha Courthouse, Cape Town, South Africa, the scene of over thirty postponements in a murder trial that shocked the world, taking five years to meter […]

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NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death

Posted by Melanie Nathan,  01/10/2012 Washington, D.C., January 10, 2012 – On November 19, 2011 Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school’s biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing; furthermore, the parents of Mr. Champion, a 26-year-old drum major […]

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Mr. Gay Namibia Assaulted – Motive Could be Hate and/or Greed

by Melanie Nathan, Dec 07, 2011 On Sunday evening , 04 December 2011, Wendelinus Hamutenya, Mr Gay Namibia title holder, was physically assaulted near his residence in Katutura, Windhoek, in what can be described as a brutal “mugging” with monetary gain as incentive. Hamutenya arrived home around 22:00 from visiting with friends. He was dropped […]

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London Pride: Politicians MIA, the SA Gay Flag and More

July 06, 2011,  by Melanie Nathan (USA)  and Henry Bantjez (SA), One million or more took part in the annual Pride Parade through London today, through streets lined with curious onlookers.  This year, unlike in the past, the march took place around the old BBC building in Portland Place, going down from there to Oxford […]

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She helped get these punks off the street by comming forward after brutal gang rape now she needs our help

 Please help –  – Four arrested and charges – Trial September 2009.   Do you remember the horrific  Jane Doe Rape story in Richmond last winter?   “Google will give you more info than you want to know. The story was so upsetting that it traveled quickly around the globe.” – I found this on a group […]

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I cannot say it any better – Thank you US Congress- finally!! Hate Crimes Bill passes.

  ” Dear Melanie,   Often it seems like I’m writing to ask you to help respond to an urgent crisis. Well, today, I’m proud to tell you about an important, hard-fought victory that we won last night. Just before midnight Thursday, the Senate finally passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as an […]

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