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17 Year old Israeli Dies from Stab Wounds Inflicted at Jerusalem Pride

Reposted by Melanie Nathan, August 02, 2015. An Israeli woman, Shira Banki, 17, has died of the stab wounds inflicted on her by an anti-gay radical right wing ultra religious fundamentalist at the Jerusalem Pride parade. Banki was one of the six people injured, two seriously, in a stabbing at Jerusalem Gay Pride. The detained […]

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Turkish Police Attack Pride Marchers

Backlash attacks? By Melanie Nathan,  June 28, 2015. In stark contrast to Pride celebrations in the United States,  where being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender was celebrated with joy and a focus on recent equality victories, the Pride parade held in Turkey was marred by police violence against the thousands of LGBT people and allies […]

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LGBTQ Organization and USDA Team up for Rural Pride

Posted by Melanie Ntahan, May 29, 2014. From The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR): The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is alive and well in rural America and your government wants to hear from you! In a historic partnership, NCLR has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a new […]

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Marin County Man Mounts Pride Rainbow Flag on Uganda’s Highest Peak

He braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law #prideflagatopUganda #RepealAHA By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. Marin County Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream braved not only the challenges of the peak, but also the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality law while issuing a challenge to President Museveni. The police of Uganda […]

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Uganda celebrates a successful second Annual Pride Festival

By Melanie Nathan, August 06, 2013. Just last year at this exact time, the world was astounded as the first Ugandan Pride Parade emerged after months of secret planning.  The Ugandan LGBTI community defied the odds by launching their first ever LGBTI Pride parade.  A photo of the decorated truck leading equally decorated marchers to […]

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The critical intent of the person behind the Porterville Proclamation

A question never considered is now finally addressed by the person who advocated for the Porterville LGBT Pride Proclamation By Melanie Nathan, July 23, 2013. Brock Neeley (Pictured right) and his husband were the first same-sex male couple to marry in Tulare County, and Neeley was the person who first approached the Mayor of Porterville, Mayor […]

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One brave teen comes OUT in the face of Porterville’s homophobia

One brave teen comes OUT in the face of Porterville’s homophobia Three arrested in act of civil disobedience protesting shameful rescission of Pride proclamation SEE ARREST VIDEO Melanie Nathan, July 19, 2913 On June 04, 201, Mayor Virginia Gurolla of Porterville, issued proclamation recognizing the month of June as Pride Month in Porterville.  A month later […]

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Istanbul LGBT Pride success in wake of Taksim Gezi Park uprising

By Cathy Kristofferson, June 30, 2013 Thousands of gay rights activists were joined by Gezi Park demonstrators as they marched in the 11th annual Istanbul Pride March along the iconic İstiklal Avenue. The violence from the Taksim Gezi Park uprising seemed poised to threaten the parade in Istanbul today and for weeks police & security […]

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Poland Pride’s success dampened by first openly gay PM assault

By Cathy Kristofferson,  June 17, 2013 Saturday about 8 thousand marched in Poland’s annual Equality Parade, Parada Równości 2013, under the slogan ‘Fully-fledged Diversity’.  Since Poland has become more accepting these days, the organizers decided to march for Russia and Eastern Europe where the LGBT communities are currently under attack.  Prior to the parade bout […]

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Porterville Spews More Hate by threatening to rescind LGBT Proclamation

By Melanie Nathan, June 14, 2013. Porterville City Council, the only city council in all of California to declare its support for the anti-gay Proposition 8 in 2008, is now threatening to rescind a proclamation signed by its Mayor, who had declared June to be LGBT Pride Month in Porterville. On June 04, despite heated […]

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Uganda Prepares for Its Second Gay Pride

Despite all odds, the fearless continue …. and the least we can do as an international community is support this imperative statement… By Melanie Nathan, June 04, 2013. Last year, despite the climate of fervent anti-gay hostility, Ugandan volunteer LGBT activists accomplished what seemed impossible – they launched the first every Gay Pride celebration in […]

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Council for Global Equality on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 17, 2013. This week we join with the worldwide LGBT community in celebrating IDAHO – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. IDAHO is less known in the U.S. than in many other countries around the world. Here in the U.S., LGBT communities have a greater focus on Gay Pride, […]

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Ciara  and Soon-to-be-Announced Performer Headline This Year’s Main Stage Along With Acts Chiddy Bang, Luciana, and Uh Huh Her Performing Throughout the Three-Day Celebration By Melanie Nathan, May 16, 2013. Los Angeles— Two of Friday Night’s performers, have been announced for the LA Pride weekend line up;  Indie/Electro-Rock duo, Uh Huh Her, will be gracing […]

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Johannesburg Gay Pride Cancelled as Board Dissolves

By Melanie Nathan, April 04, 2013. The board of Johannesburg Gay Pride Festival Company (JGPFC) has voted to wind up the Section 21 (not-for-profit­) company that has produced ‘Joburg Pride’ over the past seven years. The voluntary winding up of JGPFC  was decided by an unanimous resolution at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 13 […]

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South Africa Wits University Proud about Gay Pride

By Melanie Nathan, November 01, 2012. My alma mater, The University of the Witwatersrand, and the University attended by Nelson Mandela, is hosting ‘Wits Pride,’ a week long event designed to create awareness and educate students about crimes motivated by hate against the LGBTI community in South African. Marchers sang with scathing critique, pointing fingers […]

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Lesbian Group Disrupts Johannesburg LGBTI Pride Parade

by Melanie Nathan, Oct 07. 2012. South African lesbian feminists called for a pause, a minute of silence at the Johannesburg  (Joburg) Gay Pride Parade, to remember lesbians and LGBTI victims of homophobic murders,  yet were denied their moment by Pride organizers. A group calling themselves One in Nine chanted “one minute of silence” and […]

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The Cameroons Celebrates Gay Hate Day While the World Watches Silently

Imagine a world where there is such little outcry internationally, …I think it is time for the West to take a stronger stand and in doing so to open its borders to a whole new breed of  refugee.  By Melanie Nathan, August 21, 2012. Today is ‘Gay Hate Day’  in Cameroon, where homosexuality is criminalized […]

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Anonymous Hacks Ugandan Government in Support of Gay Pride but Uses Harmful Photo

Activists Question Motives and More harm than good? Anonymous used Photos from My Advocate Article that can hurt the gay man depicted. By Melanie Nathan, August 15, 2012 Ugandan government websites hacked and defaced include the official website of the Office of the Prime Minister. The following is an excerpt from a message posted to […]

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Orgullo Gay Uganda Un Gran Éxito

By Melanie Nathan, AUG 08, 2012, translated by  Carlos Iván Aray Bello Mientras que el proyecto de ley contra la homosexualidad de David Bahati languidece en el Parlamento de Uganda, activistas LGBT se atrevió a declarar su orgullo en los actos públicos este fin de semana. Después de meses de preparación, ya pesar de los […]

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Frank Mugishu at Ugandan Gay Pride this Month, Defying fear of persecution

Ugandan Gay Pride a Great Success

Beach Pride Uganda 2012 Defying Arrests – “Next time we begin the march from the police station” Frank Mugisha Melanie Nathan, August 05, 2012. In an extraordinary display of pride the Ugandan LGBTI community has defied the odds and despite police arrests were able to conclude a weekend full of Gay Pride events, heralding their […]

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Gay Flag of South Africa at World Pride Parade Hopes to end Homophobia

South Africa’s Gay Flag flies in London,  amidst the threat of revocation of equality and heightened violence precipitated by homophobia By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2012. LONDON- More than 250000 people turned out to celebrate World Pride 2012 in London last Saturday (7 July) and marching in the crowd was The Gay Flag of South […]

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South African Gay Flag at San Francisco Pride 2012

By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2012. Today the Gay Flag of South Africa passed   a million people lining the streets of San Francisco as the LGBTI community celebrated San Francisco Pride 2012. San Francisco Pride parade is a world-renowned LGBT pride parade attracting tourists and Television crews from around the world. Thousands of people […]

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A Million Cheers for Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo at San Francisco Pride 2012

By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2012. Amidst a sea of rainbows, over one million people lined the streets of San Francisco and cheered as Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo, the heroic clergyman and LGBT rights ally activist from Uganda, made his way through the San Francisco Pride 2012 route,  as its Global Grand Marshall leading a fitting […]

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Kenya Gays Call Boycott of U.S. Embassy Pride Event

Melanie Nathan, June 22, 2012. Kenyan activists are divided, some up in arms, over the recent announcement that the US Embassy in Nairobi will be holding a Gay Pride event, said to be the first of its kind, to bring together local LGBT activists and dignitaries to celebrate Gay Pride Month. While on the surface […]

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Cape Town With Love and Pride Pictures and Reflections

SOUTH AFRICA KEYNOTE SPEECH – CAPE TOWN PRIDE 2011 MELANIE NATHAN 03/02/2011 Greetings, comrades, lesbians, gays, queers, LGBTQI people, allies, and everyone in between. It is a great honor for me to be here tonight -thanks to my fellow bloggers, Marriage Equality USA MEUSA, and my family and friends back home in the US for […]

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Who are The Witsies Now?

by Melanie Nathan;  Dec 20,2011. From Far Away I observe and wonder…Witsies show their gay pride -The University of Witwatersrand held a pride march for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBTIA) community in September of this 2011 year!  Now it is time to Protest against discrimination in the rest of Africa and for […]

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Bringing Anna Komarova to Life: The Andy Thayer Video Interview

06/06/2011, by Melanie Nathan, “Birth of a Transgender Movement in Russia” is how U.S.  LGBTI activist Andy Thayer entitles his Video including an interview with Anna Komarova who was brutally beaten when arrested by Moscow police at the banned gay pride event in Moscow.   Thayer was one of the three international activists arrested together with […]

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Pride Pride Pride 2011

06/02/2011 Melanie Nathan העמוד הרשמי של שבוע הגאווה העירוני. יועלו עדכונים שוטפים על כל האירועים, המסיבות ומה שאסור לפספס במהלך שבוע הגאווה שיתחיל ב -03/06 ויגיע לשיאו במצעד הגאווה ב 10/06 תחת הכותרת ״גאה להיות שווה- צועדים יחד למען שוויון חברתי״. Tel Aviv Pride June 03, 2011 -העמוד הרשמי This is the official page for […]

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D.C. Capital Pride Announces Jennifer Holliday

06/01/2011, by Melanie Nathan Washington, D.C., June 1, 2011 – Capital Pride announced that Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday will replace Kelly Rowland as the Capital Pride Festival’s headlining entertainer. Jennifer Holliday is best known for her debut single, the Dreamgirls showstopper and Grammy Award-winning R&B/Pop hit, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” “We […]

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An Act of Political Accomplishment or Mere Music –

From the International Summer School’s 2009 International Cultural Evening. Music composed and performed by Alex Molchanov (Russia) who celebrates being able to come out since his great-grandfather – Tchaikovsky could not.

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