Department of Health Proposes Regulation to Ensure Transgender New Yorkers Have Access to Certain Medically Necessary Care Posted by Melanie Nathan, Dec 16, 2014. New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commends Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health for proposing a new regulation to end […]
By Melanie Nathan, May 20, 2013. No amount of marchers will bring back Mark Carson, who was gunned down by a man shouting anti-gay epithets. He was only 32 years of age. However silence will mean more deaths and speakers at the NYC rally against the murder of Carson called out to end homophobic gay […]
By Melanie Nathan, December 21, 2012. As the year comes to a conclusion the ‘send me your money e-mails ‘ are stacking up – and I must admit many of them annoy me, especially the ones that piggy back the work of others, asking for donations in the name of some obscure couch advocacy adventure, […]
Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 31, 2012, GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced that Facebook will receive a Special Recognition Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, and locally by Southwest Airlines. In March, GLAAD announced […]
GQ Sorry for comment! After GLAAD called them out for insulting Adam Lambert caption read: “If you wear make-up, do not grow a mustache.” The tweet was in connection with the annual Year in Style report in which the magazine lists the best and worst in men’s fashion over the last year. With a link […]
A Commentary- by Melanie Nathan of oblogdeeoblogda In response to this Article By CHRIS JOHNSON, in today’s Washington Blade “Nadler to unveil DOMA repeal bill Tuesday Frank not among legislation’s co-sponsors” at http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=27153 There is so much LGBT popcorn popping on the Hill (D.C.) that it is tough to discern which bag to choose; the one […]
I personally can name two binational partners/spouses who are being held in ICE detention. If they were legally able to marry their same-sex permanent partner or if their marriages recognized, by Federal Law, (i.e. no Defense of Marriage Act) their same-sex spouse would have the right to petition for them to stay in the USA. […]
Commens made about Shirley Tan – some are heartless and cruel.
Update Shirley Tan -binational lesbian couples; Opinion from Yours Truly….Please keep this story alive. The Mercado Tan family is still on the chopping block until 4/22/09 – hopefully Sen. Feinstein will introduce a Private Bill in time. Pleas also note that each case is unique unto itself. Private Bills are not two- a- penny and […]
I was informed by Rep. Speier’s office that there is a temporary stay of deportation pending further work that is being done in the case. The stay has been extended tto April 22, 2009. we await this in writing to be sure. Although the family is not out of the woods, so to speak, this news is gratifying, said […]
LGBT Families torn about by lack of equal protection under Federal law.
Special Thanks to:
Martha and Lin McDewitt-Pugh – Love in Exile (http://www.loveexiles.org/)
Julie Kruse and Victoria Neilson Immigration Equality, (www.immigrationequality.org)
Melanie Nathan, CEO Private Courts, Inc. (www.privatecourts.com)
GLAAD for media support and training Cindi Creaver (www.glaad.org/
Offices of Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein
The Court has taken the matter as submitted. Prop 8 is on the decision block. It seemed to me by listening to the questions of the esteemed Justices that proposition 8 may go through as valid. I feel despondent. Although I thought Ms. Stewart’s argument was articulate and clear and its jurisprudential profundity seemed to outweigh that of the opponent.
“Last November, 13,402,566 California voters expressed themselves for or against Proposition 8, …