Did Padres Participate in Out at the Park Homophobia

” Out at the Park event at Petco Park turns into mass homophobia” – SDGLN Headline. According to SDGLN: The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) didn’t get a chance to sing the National Anthem at The annual “Out at the Park” event at Petco Park on Saturday, instead their microphones were turned off, and… More Did Padres Participate in Out at the Park Homophobia

Iconic Lesbian Film Celebrates 20th Anniversary in the Castro during SFIFF

By Melanie Nathan, April 26, 2016. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Cheryl Dunye’s iconic film The Watermelon Woman (1996) has been restored and digitally remastered for worldwide release and will be screened at The Castro Theater during the San Francisco International Film Festival season this coming Sunday. SFIFF Expanded explores the cultural and political… More Iconic Lesbian Film Celebrates 20th Anniversary in the Castro during SFIFF

A Lot of Fun for LGBT Travelers to Philadelphia

Festivals, Events, and Exhibitions this Winter and Fall for LGBT Travellers Posted by Melanie Nathan, October, 01, 2015. PHILADELPHIA, October 1, 2015 – A welcoming and diverse destination that celebrates its LGBT pride every day, Philadelphia offers a range of cultural and social events perfect for gay and lesbian travelers this fall. Highlights: OutFest, the… More A Lot of Fun for LGBT Travelers to Philadelphia

New York LGBT Newfest Film Festival Announces Lineup

The festival is in partnership with Outfest, and presented by HBO – Runs October 22-27 Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 21, 2015. New York, NY (September 21, 2015) – NewFest, in partnership with Outfest, today announced the lineup of their 27th annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world. The program of nearly 100… More New York LGBT Newfest Film Festival Announces Lineup

AOL Tech Guru Seeks Justice for Gay Brother’s Killing

Posted by Melanie Nathan June 6, 2014 Journalist Susan Donaldson James has encapsulated the astounding story behind a documentary film to be be shown in the U.S.A., throughout June, on the World Channel, associated with PBS, as part of series of programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month. The story reflects Internet pioneer… More AOL Tech Guru Seeks Justice for Gay Brother’s Killing

Homophobic Jamaican Queen Ifrica Axed from Concert

Council Member Dromm and Jamaican LGBT activists call for cancellation of Queen Ifrica concert in Queens and Amazura Concert Hall complies Posted by Melanie Ntahan, May 24, 2014. On May 23rd New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm and Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand (JAHS) protested in front of Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica, Queens, calling for… More Homophobic Jamaican Queen Ifrica Axed from Concert

Eurovision Win by Drag Artist is an F U to HOMOPHOBE PUTIN

By Melaie Nathan, May 10, 2014 Congratulations Queen Conchita the Eurovision winner for Austria’s victory – its a first in 48 years! And she won despite Ukraine and Russian attempts to ban the bearded drag artist. The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has been won by Austria and Conchita Wurst. Her entry ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’… More Eurovision Win by Drag Artist is an F U to HOMOPHOBE PUTIN

Pussy Riot Disrupts Russian Orchestra in San Francisco

See Video: Pussy Riot Disrupts Russian Orchestra in S.F. With Rainbow Flag By Michael Petrelis Cross-posted As I was unable to attend this protest due to my travels, we are most fortunate to have a report from one of the organizers, Michael Petrelis: The St. Petersburg Philharmonic’s performance on Monday, March 3 at Davies Hall… More Pussy Riot Disrupts Russian Orchestra in San Francisco

Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Wanted as Official Persecutors of Gays

Hello Red Pepper we warned you not to OUT perceived Gays and now you are WANTED for Persecution in the International Criminal Arena By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. On the very day that the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, assented to the Anti-homosexuality Bill, the publishers, staff and editors of Red pepper Tabloid, Uganda,… More Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Wanted as Official Persecutors of Gays

San Francisco to Support Pussy Riot with Protest of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Gay Pussy Riot Vigil @ Russian Concert: March 3 in San Francisco Source:  Michael Petrelis, February 21, 2014 The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Yuri Temirkanov, will be performing in San Francisco on March 3.   Gays Without Borders are organizing a solidarity vigil outside Davies Hall where they will be performing. Please mark… More San Francisco to Support Pussy Riot with Protest of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Play New Game to Ridicule Putin for Discrimination of Gays

Revenge is Sweet – You can Play this Game and Share your Vladimir Putin Creation in Social Media By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2013. Word has it that Valdimir Putin does not like to be mocked, insulted or ridiculed. Word also has it that gays do not like to be persecuted. Exacting revenge against the… More Play New Game to Ridicule Putin for Discrimination of Gays

Groundbreaking Homeless Trans Teen Film

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE,  – A burgeoning crisis Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 25, 2014. From behind the lens of photographer Josh Lehrer, a groundbreaking film will tell the compelling stories of five, homeless transgender teens. Their backgrounds are diverse, but their stories are strikingly similar. Rejected by their families and lured to New York City with… More Groundbreaking Homeless Trans Teen Film

New Documentary about the 50 Mile Long AIDS Memorial Quilt

Spotlights AIDS Memorial Quilt; Reveals Progress, Setbacks and Hope in the Quest to End AIDS Official Selection at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Jan 30 – Feb 9) New York, NY, January 17, 2014 –  Red Thread Productions announced today the upcoming release of a new feature-length documentary with a fresh take on the iconic AIDS Memorial… More New Documentary about the 50 Mile Long AIDS Memorial Quilt

LGBT ACTIVISTS CONFRONT NBC FOR MISLEADING ON RUSSIAN COVERAGE

We Demand that NBC Speak out now and Tell the Truth About the Plight of LGBT Russians December 12, 2013 (New York) — Charging that NBC is misinforming its viewers about the dire circumstances of LGBT Russians ahead of its broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia, LGBT activists demanded at a holiday… More LGBT ACTIVISTS CONFRONT NBC FOR MISLEADING ON RUSSIAN COVERAGE

Homophobic Jamaican star Sizzla denied visa to U.S.

By Cathy Kristofferson, November 19, 2013 The Jamaica Observer is reporting that Jamaican Rastafarian star Sizzla has been denied a visa into the U.S. for his tour scheduled for this month and December. Sizzla has been called out for his homophobic lyrics for at least the last decade. In the past he has had concerts cancelled in multiple… More Homophobic Jamaican star Sizzla denied visa to U.S.

Pirira|Off Broadway to stage play set in Malawi

‘Pirira,’ Set in Malawi & NYC, to debut off-Broadway on Friday, Nov. 15 | Written by J. Stephen Brantley, critically acclaimed ‘Pirira’ will run Nov. 15-24 at West End Theatre By Melanie Nathan, Nov 14, 2013. As the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them, American aid workers Jack and Ericka take… More Pirira|Off Broadway to stage play set in Malawi

Russian Conductor Gergiev Fails to Convince Queer Nation

Queer Nation denounces conductor Valery Gergiev’s attempt to defend himself against charges that he is anti-LGBT in New York Times Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 06, 2013. NEW YORK— Valery Gergiev, the Russian conductor whose performances have drawn protests in New York and London this fall from gay-rights advocates opposing Russia’s new law placing restrictions… More Russian Conductor Gergiev Fails to Convince Queer Nation

Tuxedoed Gay Activist Seizes Stage at London Symphony

GAY ACTIVIST ONCE AGAIN DISRUPTS CONCERT CONDUCTED BY PUTIN SUPPORTER VALERY GERGIEVAT THE BARBICAN IN LONDON Posted by Melanie Nathan, Nov 01, 2013. London, November 1, 2013— The opening night of London Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Valery Gergiev’s new concert season at the Barbican in London was disrupted last night (31 October) by a protest… More Tuxedoed Gay Activist Seizes Stage at London Symphony

Queer Nation Disrupts Carnegie Hall Performance

“Gergiev, Your Silence is Killing Russian Gays” by Melanie Nathan, Ocytober 10, 2013. New York, NY (October 10, 2013) — Tonight, four members of the LGBT rights group Queer Nation disrupted the performance of the Mariinsky Orchestra, led by world-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev, demanding that Gergiev oppose the Russian government’s attacks on LGBT Russians and… More Queer Nation Disrupts Carnegie Hall Performance

Queer Nation to Protest Russian Conductor at Carnegie Hall

LGBT Rights Group Again Targets Conductor Linked to Putin By Melanie Nathan, October 09, 2013. New York, NY (October 9, 2013) — In the latest in a series of high-profile protests against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, Queer Nation will stage a demonstration at Carnegie Hall on October 10. The target of the protest is… More Queer Nation to Protest Russian Conductor at Carnegie Hall

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… More Vigil for LGBT Russia Greets San Francisco Opera Opening

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

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

Happy 4th of July | Gays Celebrate Independence in a More Equal America

See Video – And a Gay Tenor sings his way into the hearts of America By Melanie Nathan, July 04, 2013. The weeks leading up to this 4th of July have been historic for America – the horrendously discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  came crashing down after decades of hell for many Americans and… More Happy 4th of July | Gays Celebrate Independence in a More Equal America

Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity says Men Raping Girls is Natural

Compared to being Gay in privacy of home By Melanie Nathan, May 2013. In the context of Stephen Fry, asking Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo, in a recorded interview, why Ugandans were more concerned with what gays did in the privacy of their homes rather than with the high incidence of… More Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity says Men Raping Girls is Natural