Stop killing gays – Stop killing kids – The 10th anniversary vigil for boys hanged by Iran | This Sunday London 2-3pm. Never Forget! Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 17, 2015. To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and the African LGBTI […]
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2013. This open “letter-type” article was addressed to Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe by Human Rights Watch’s Daniel Bekele, the executive director for HRW-Africa Division. We all know that Mugabe incessantly spews anti-gay hate and fosters an extremely homophobic society as a result. We trust that HRW has considered LGBT persons […]
More reasons to Boycott Sochi as a venue for the Winter Olympic games 2014 – Six Months Before Olympics Launch, Fresh Concerns about Intimidation REPORT by Human Rights Watch: (Aug 07, 2013.) Preparations for the Sochi Games have been plagued with serious human rights abuses and other problems, many of which have only been brought […]
By Melanie Nathan, December 30, 2012. Amongst its many human rights related missions, Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s rights, with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. According to their LGBT mission statement they “document and expose abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide – including […]
Release Posted by Melanie Nathan, NOVEMBER 27, 2012. The UK publisher Routledge has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell for 20 “misrepresentations and distortions” and “inaccurate allegations” made by the former Human Rights Watch programme director, Scott Long. The full and unreserved apology to Peter Tatchell and the LGBT human rights group OutRage! has […]
BY MELANIE NATHAN, AUGUST 21, 2012. In a report released today, Human Rights watch (HRW) asserts that research and advocacy organizations in Uganda which deal with controversial topics are facing increasing harassment by Uganda’s government. Groups have recently faced forced closure of meetings, threats, harassment, arrest, and punitive bureaucratic interference. The 50-page report, “Curtailing Criticism: […]
By Melanie Nathan, Nov 26, 2011, 2.30 AM PST In Africa: Legislation criminalizing homosexuality permits persecution and cases where people are punished simply for the way they look. Africa is bedrock of anti-homosexual sentiment, and heightened criminalization; with Cameroon emerging as the most punitive of the African countries. Same-sex sexual acts are banned under Cameroonian […]