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Africa’s First Openly Gay Member of Parliament

A must read interview and a testament to progress By Melanie Nathan, May 24, 2014. South Africa has just gone through an election and there is some good news for the LGBT community. Wednesday’s swearing in of the members of parliament, for South Africa’s fifth democratic Parliament,  was an especially historic occasion; it featured the […]

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Fred Karger Republican Presidential Candidate Fights for ENDA

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 02, 2011 Yesterday, Fred Karger launched his issues campaign.  It was my pleasure to write an article for the Advocate that posted at the moment of Karger’s launch. While still a staunch Democrat and supporter of President Obama, I believe that I am still obligated to provide Fred Karger, the first […]

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What a Lesbian judicial appointee represents for us all….

Kathleen Sullivan and Pamela Karlan.   One thing I have learned in all my time as an out lesbian and that has been quite a while, is that sexuality knows no boundaries when it comes to profession or expertise; rather the boundaries know sexuality and therein lies the shame.  The reason for this is that one’s […]

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Breaking – Maine the fifth? Now its up to the Governor…..

Will Maine be number 5?    What about California – we expect to hear from the Supreme Court California on the validity of Prop 8 by no later than June 03, 2009. Breaking 8.45 Pacific Coast time Maine lawmakers OK gay marriage; governor on fence The Maine Legislature has given final approval to gay marriage and […]

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