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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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LGBT Activists Demand Their Own Stoning at Homophobic Harlem Church

STONE ME WITH THAT FIRST STONE! By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2014. Over fifty LGBT activists protested for over an hour in the rain yesterday outside ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, demanding that the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, emerge and administer the stonings that his public sign recently called for. Until it […]

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The U.S.’s Uganda Conundrum | War on Terror or Gay Rights

By Cd Kirven, March 09, 2014. “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.”  –Winston Churchill On Monday, Feb. 24, President Yoweri Museveni signed Uganda’s notorious anti-gay bill into law. Museveni has once again found himself in the middle of an international controversy by enacting […]

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Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2014. Mega wealthy Pastor Gary Skinner and his Ugandan Watoto Church, once known as Kampala Pentecostal Church, Uganda’s first and most infamous “mega church,”  is a fierce supporter in Uganda of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law. And they are about to tour the U.S.A. again to raise money […]

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NPR Talks About Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Impacting Asylum to the U.S.A.

‘A Lot Of People Are In Panic Mode’ By NPR, February 26, 2014. Today this report appeared on NPR Radio. “But winning asylum in the United States is no easy feat. Granted, the U.S. has recognized LGBT status as grounds for asylum since 1994, but the government keeps no records on how many claims it […]

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Not yet signed the Ugandan President Juggles the Anti-Homosexuality Ball

By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed the Ugandan parliament on December 20, 2013. Although the Washington Blade and others report that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed, sources from the State House in Uganda inform us is that it has yet to be signed by president Museveni. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of […]

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Protest rally against Nigeria’s Anti-LGBT Law

NIGERIAN LGBTIs IN DIASPORA  IN LONDON WILL PROTEST AGAINST ANTI-SAME SEX LAWS | Love Not Hate! By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2015. Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws will hold a rally on Thursday, 20th February, 2014 outside Nigerian High Commission, London, to protest the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into […]

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Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

Russian teen project gives affirming support and advice to LGBT youth and at risk of closure Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2014. While athletes, and the world celebrate Sochi together with Valdimir Putin, Russian Teens are at great risk. These current charges show just how bad the new Anti-gay law is in Russia. These laws, now […]

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Gay Activists Condemn Olympic Political Statement by Out Dutch Athlete

Speed Skater and Gold Medal Winner Ireen Wust Boasted in Media Reports of Embracing Vladimir Putin By Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2014. New York, NY (February 10, 2014) — Members of the gay activist group Queer Nation have condemned Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust for having a “cuddle” with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the […]

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Ugandan Minister Has A Hunt the Gays List

Lokodo Hunts while the West Sleeps | U.S.A. must act immediately to open its doors to LGBT Ugandans seeking refuge. By Melanie Nathan, February 06, 2014. If we in the Allied countries had our response to Nazi Germany to do all over again, perhaps the persecution of Jews would not appear on page 6 of […]

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Florida Mayors Urge Putin to End LGBT Discrimination

By Melanie Nathan, January 30, 2014 Today, three Florida mayors whose cities have Sister or Friendship City relationships with cities in Russia co-signed a letter to Russian President Vladmir Putin criticizing the anti-gay laws and violence in the country that will host the Winter Olympics at Sochi. Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer […]

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Frank Mugisha speaks about Increased Violence in Uganda due to the Anti-Gay Bill

WATCH the TV Interview with Michele Meow of Swirl below – “The most dangerous person in your life could be your next door neighbor” Mugisha By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the award winning LGBT human rights defender from Uganda, who together with other Ugandan […]

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Calling on The Elders to Condemn Nigeria’s Anti-Gay laws

The organization The Gay Flag of South Africa  (GFSA) has called on The Elders to speak out against Nigeria’s appalling new anti-gay law, which was surreptitiously signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan last week. The Elders is an independent group of global leaders, founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, who work together for […]

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Shame On West Hollywood for Removing City Hall Rainbow Flag

West Hollywood Removes Rainbow Flag from City Hall By Melanie Nathan, January 13, 2014. Notwithstanding the fact that over 40% of West Hollywood’s population identifies as gay or lesbian, or the fact that WEHO is an iconic LGBT neighborhood, and after much debate, the rainbow flag that sits on top of West Hollywood City Hall […]

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Has the Death Penalty Really been removed from Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill?

By Melanie Nathan, January 13, 2014. It seems that I am not the only one who is wondering why no one can get their hands on the current version Ugandan Parliament’s Anti-homosexuality Bill (AHB) and mistrusting the situation. Where is a Parliamentary copy of the version of the AHB that has apparently passed Parliament; the […]

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10 Urgent Actions You Can Take Against Anti-Gay Nigeria

#NIGERIAJAILSGAYS By Melanie Nathan, January 13, 2014. Today we heard in breaking news that Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has surreptitiously signed the so-called Same Sex Prohibition Bill into law. Reports are that Jonathan actually signed the Bill, better known as the “Jail-All-The-Gays” Bill, quietly last week. News of it’s signing has only now been leaked. The […]

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U.S.A. Perpetuates the Criminalization of LGBT Asylum Seekers

Shocking revelation as we in the U.S.A. further the persecution LGBT Asylum seekers through systematic recriminalization of those seeking to escape unjust criminalization! By Melanie Nathan, January 08, 2013. Seventy Six countries criminalize homosexuality. Most recently we have focused on, amongst others,  Russia, India, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Belize and Nigerian. We  are […]

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Heroes and Zeroes 2013

An OBLOGDEE and Melanie Nathan account of the year 2013. By Melanie Nathan, December 30, 2013. As usual at the risk of being controversial, including, excluding, forgetting, remembering, here is my list of the year’s best and worst for 2013. Please feel free to weigh in! This was a year of reckoning for the religious […]

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Top 11 Articles of 2013 by O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da

The Best of OBLOGDEEOBLOGDA | Here are the top 11 Articles for 2013. ONE Breaking ground in South Africa with a traditional Zulu gay wedding  TWO 10 Actions you can take against Russia | shocking video of Russian Gay Teen torture THREE Putin’s Anti-gay law causes shocking “Beware of Homosexuals” Notice FOUR Chaos erupts as Gays arrested when […]

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Gay Activists Protest Gay Figure Skater

Queer Nation to NBC, Johnny Weir: Stop Lying about the Treatment of Russian Gays by Melanie Nathan, Dec 02, 2013. As if it is not bad enough that the anti-gay forces in Russia subject the world to lies and myth, now we hear it from our own – and is it in the name of […]

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Action in D.C. to Save the Children from Anti-gay Putin

By Melanie Nathan, November 22, 2013. On Sunday, November 24, 2013,  LGBT activists and allies will be holding an event at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C., to “Save Russian LGBT Children.” This event is to support the rights of Russian LGBT teens and kids who are oppressed by Putin and his […]

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Unveiling of Tombstone for Larry Nathan

Please join us in honoring the life of Larry Nathan, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. “HIS LIFE OUR DANCE | FOREVER IN THE HEARTS OF SO MANY” The consecration and unveiling of the tombstone marking Larry Nathan’s grave will be held on Sunday December 08, 2013  at 10.00 am at West Park Cemetery, […]

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Russian group visits the Castro to discuss LGBT Human Rights

By Melanie Nathan, November 11, 2013. I was privileged today to attend a meeting with the the group of LGBT Russians and organizers, at the San Francisco LGBT Center in the Castro, to discuss LGBT human rights in Russia.  The group is visitng the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International […]

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WANTED | Names and Faces of Russian Criminals who Tortured South African Student

SA student perceived as Gay tortured by Russian gangsters known as Occupy Pedophile who are given Impunity by Vladimir Putin and his homophobic regime #WANTED Let us #OUT these criminals so the world knows who they are. By Spreading this Article around we are showing the faces of the cowardly Russian criminals who lure and […]

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Putin’s Immoral Choice | Orphanages vs. Loving Same-Sex Families

By Melanie Nathan, October 14, 2013. Russian lawmakers would rather see infants and children starve and suffer neglect, resulting in deformities and attachment disorders than provide these children with the opportunities for love and health.  A picture speaks a million words – how does one grasp what could have been; and why would Russian lawmakers,  […]

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Vigil for LGBT Russia Greets San Francisco Opera Opening

See Video Below | Highlights from San Francisco Opera’s production of Mephistopheles By Melanie Nathan, September 07, 2013. San Francisco Opera’s 91st season opened last night, with a performance of Arrigo Boito’s Mephistopheles, described as “one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House”. And what made it more impressive […]

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New Russian Bill Seeks to Take Biological Children Away From Gays and Lesbians

Lesbian Activist Speaks about Russia’s Continued Defiance with worsening New Laws Against Gays and asylum being the only answer By Melanie Nathan, September 06, 2013. A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would deny gay parents custody over their children. The draft bill, published on parliament’s website on Thursday, would make the “fact of […]

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Opera Couple Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton to Support LGBT Vigil for Russia

Press Release: Contact Melanie Nathan: nathan@privatecourts.com Dated: September 05, 2013. https://www.facebook.com/events/433652160084761/ Tomorrow night, Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm, the coalition, including members of Gays Without Borders, BoycottRussianVodka.com and PCI-Justice, will stage an informational vigil, outside the San Francisco Opera’s gala opening night at the War Memorial Opera House, located at Van Ness and Grove.  […]

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Vigil to be held at San Francisco Opera Opening for solidarity with Russian Gays

By Melanie Nathan, September 04, 2013. A group of LGBT activists will stage an informational vigil including members of Gays Without Borders, BoycottRussianVodka.com will be holding a fun informational vigil on Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm outside the San Francisco Opera’s gala opening night at the War Memorial Opera House, located at Van Ness […]

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Putin’s Anti-gay law causes shocking “Beware of Homosexuals” Notice

 Putin’s Anti-gay law provides impetus for building to post shocking notice By Melanie Nathan, August 26, 2013. For those of you who believe the Putin lies, that LGBTI people are safe, can be left alone entitled to privacy, and are not persecuted in Russia under his new law, here is a shocking example. This notice […]

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