Queer Nation and a bunch more of us demand Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation New York, NY (Aug. 11, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other Americans […]
Oblogdee’s Melanie Nathan Will Talk Homophobia in Nelson Mandela Bay at NMMU
Legal Eagle In Bay to Talk about Gay Rights by Thulani Gqirana, March 07, 2014. Nelson Mandel Bay’s NMMU – Article by Herald, Port Elizabeth.
Setting the Imperative Goal | America’s LGBT Community Complicit in its Own Marginalization
Are we serious and important enough to find our Mandela? By Melanie Nathan, October 18, 2013. In his first speech upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela acknowledged the importance of the sanctions and boycotts against the Apartheid regime. Newly free, he asked that those sanctions NOT be lifted until apartheid was completely eradicated and […]
Obama clashes with Senegal President over gay rights
By Melanie Nathan, June 27, 2013. President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage as a “victory for American democracy” and even called the Prop 8 and DOMA Plaintiff’s to congratulate them while he was on board Air Force One heading out to Africa. However AP has reported that his […]
Zambian gay rights activist released on bail
By Melanie Nathan, April 12, 2013. Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona pleaded not guilty in a Zambian court yesterday to charges of “idle and disorderly conduct by inciting the public to engage in idle and disorderly conduct by promoting illicit activities” and was released on Kr5,000 bail ($1,000USD) Kasonkomona who was picked up and detained […]
Hatemonger Scott Lively invited to debate Gay Rights at Prestigious Oxford Union
By Melanie Nathan, January 11, 2013. UPDATED: 1/18/2013 10.30 am PST. Scott Lively GAY Hatemonger @OxfordUnion was due to speak last night in a debate re ‘gay rights’, but an alleged error saw him given the date of the Israel debate on 31st January instead. As Mr Lively had already arranged his travel around that […]
Uganda Gay Activsts Arrested in Unlawful Police Raid at Private Hotel Meeting
See shocking Video as Gay Activists and foreign visitor allies unlawfully persecuted in Ugandan raid at hotel denotes a great danger for any group holding a peaceful meeting in Uganda Melanie Nathan, June 18, 2012. Police have unlawfully raided a gay rights meeting in Kampala Uganda and arrested LGBTI activists. The group of sexual minority […]
Africa | Zambian Law Student Beaten Perceived Gay
Calling for a more calculated course to curb Africa’s anti-gay human rights path while admonishments seem to cause backlash By Melanie Nathan, April 07, 2012 Educated people know that being gay is not a lifestyle it is simply a state of being. It is a concomitant of one’s makeup, a birth right, if you will. […]
Zambia to Welcome Gay Rights
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says he knows that the Government of Zambia has formed a principled position in promoting and respecting the human rights of all, regardless of age, religion or sexual orientation, in line with the fundamental principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Zambia is a signatory.
Liberian Gays Assaulted | African Press and The Anti-Gay Attacks
by Melanie Nathan, January 22, 2012 In Liberia where same-sex relationships are outlawed and sodomy criminalized with fines, a Liberian pro-Gay group, “Movement in Defence of Gay and Lesbian Rights” came under physical assault when promoting LGBT rights. The group’s leaders, LeRoy Archie Pon-pon and Abraham Kamara, apparently escaped death last week at the hands […]
Australian Open | Laura Robson’s Rainbow Hairband Defies Margaret’s Court
by Melanie Nathan, January 17, 2012 British tennis player Laura Robson defied the Court by wearing a rainbow colored hair band in Melbourne on Monday in support of gay and lesbian rights during her match at the Australian Open. There may well be a lot more to what was meant as a gesture of solidarity […]
LGBT COMMUNITY – Resign JOE you have betrayed US!
Betrayed and resign Andrew Sullivan calls for Joe Solmonese to resign!
CALIFORNIA PROP 8 Supreme Court will hear oral argument on 3/5
Good news. California Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the challenge to Prop 8.