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Why Cecil the Lion may not have died in Vain

Take action and ask your congressional representative to intervene with some anti-trophy legislation and the AG to extradite. By Melanie Nathan, July 31, 2015. There is probably not a single human in the U.S.A. who has yet to hear about the demise of Cecil the lion.  Cecil, a male lion who lived in the  in […]

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African HRC Reflects on LGBTI 2014

As an LGBTI Global Minority – We are one. By Melanie Nathan, December 29, 2014 As LGBTI people, we are member of a global minority, and we all have a responsibility toward each other, regardless of who we are or where we come from. Here is a brief look at this past year’s state of […]

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Exposing Zimbabwe’s illegal trade in life-saving AIDS drugs

Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 20, 2014. Wake Up Americans and get educated on these important human rights issues that you will not find in our USA local or national mainstream media. Thanks to SAfAIDS for the selection of important human rights stories: Exposing Zimbabwe’s illegal trade in life-saving AIDS drugs for recreational use A […]

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Boksburg Communiqué Report on SRHR and HIV/AIDS Services for Key Populations In ESA

By Melanie Nathan, September 23, 2014. I participated in this forum back in May, in South Africa, as a panel speaker with Justice Edwin Cameron, on the issue of homophobia in Africa and its impact on key populations, and was also panel chair.  Here is, with thanks to SAfAIDS, the Boksburg Communiqué on the Tweet@ble […]

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Zimbabwe Police Raid Annual LGBT Christmas Party Arrest 9

By Melanie Nathan, December 22, 2013. Yesterday I received the disturbing news from Zimbabwe about a police attack on Zimbabwe’s LGBT group, GALZ, with reports of arrests and injuries. I was informed by a source close to GALZ leadership that the annual Christmas party was raided by police in Bulawayo. Nine members of the group […]

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Zimbabwe LGBT Group GALZ subject to further persecution

GALZ Chairperson summoned to appear in court By Melanie Nathan, Dec 04, 2013. The Chairperson of GALZ, Martha Tholanah has been summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court on the12th of December 2013 to answer charges accusing her of running an “unregistered” organization. The summons was served on Tholanah’s Lawyer, Tonderai Bhatasara, a member […]

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Major Court Victory for Zimbabwe Human Rights Defender

By Melanie Nathan, Nov. 23, 2013. On Friday a Zimbabwe Court discharges the case against Abel Chikomo, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, who had been on trial for allegedly running an “unregistered” organization in contravention of the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) Act (Chapter 17:15). Magistrate Elijah Makomo, from Harare ‘acquitted’ […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance |Remembering Naoimi

On International Transgender Day of Remembrance ZIMBABWE’S GALZ Pays Tribute to Naoimi Posted by Melanie Nathan, Nov. 20, 2013. We pay tribute to Naomi, Zimbabwe’s very own trans woman who championed the struggle for LGBTI rights in so many ways. She came out at a time when there was very little to no information on […]

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Zimbabwe and Mugabe called out by HRW

By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2013. This open “letter-type” article was addressed to Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe by Human Rights Watch’s Daniel Bekele, the executive director for HRW-Africa Division. We all know that Mugabe incessantly spews anti-gay hate and fosters an extremely homophobic society as a result. We trust that HRW has considered LGBT persons […]

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Breaking Gay Board Members attacked with hammers at meeting in Harare

By Melanie Nathan, June 06, 2013. Members of GALZ, an LGBT human rights organization in Harare, Zimbabwe, were attacked by five hammer wielding men during a board meeting at their offices. No injuries reported, however the group is extremely shaken. The attack occurred at GALZ offices  around 11 am on Thursday when five unknown men […]

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Zimbabwe Gays Beaten and Detained by Police

Violence by Police as they dragged  LGBTI people out of organizations offices. By Melanie Nathan, August 13, 2012. Forty four Gays and Lesbians from Zimbabwe, all GALZ members, were arrested yesterday at the GALZ office soon after the launch of the “GALZ Violations Report and Briefing of the second draft Zimbabwe Constitution.” Thirty one men […]

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Insulting Mandela While Zimbabwe President Mugabe Tells West to go to Hell

Calling Leaders who believe in Justice and Equality Weak is direct insult to Mandela! Melanie Nathan, 02/26/2012 Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe ended his 88th birthday celebrations with a message for the youth of his country and the rest of Africa, asking them to shun Western values, homosexuality and greed. All this in the context of […]

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Mr Gay World Includes Finalists from Criminalizing African Countries

Historic participation as Africa continues draconian criminalization of homosexuality by Melanie Nathan, February 21, 2012 For the first time black Africans will participate in the Mr. Gay World contest being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, sending a  powerful message of hope to LGBTI people in Africa and the rest of the World. The delegates representing […]

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LGBTI South Africa | Human Rights Conference Deals with Homophobia and Health Issues

PRETORIA – The Aids and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (Arasa)  addressed a meeting of Human Rights Defender organizations to discuss human rights issues with a focus on LGBTI issues and how to improve resources for health and responses to homophobia. The two day meeting, in Pretoria, South Africa, began today and brings together human […]

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Pink Trash Cans Gifted by Gays Cause Furor In Zimbabwe City

by Melanie Nathan, Dec 20, 2011 Just when we thought we had heard it all from Zimbabwe this week – The notorious gay hating Robert Mugabe being challenged by a politician flip flopping to pro LGBTI equality – to a member of Parliament being arrested for calling Mugabe a homosexual –  all here on O-Blog-dee-O-Blog-Da […]

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Zimbabwe: MP Arrested – Allegedly called Robert Mugabe a Homosexual

Posted by Melanie Nathan ; 12/20/2011 “Way to Dress Robert Mugabe;- What a fellow!” Mrs Lillian Kirenyi, a legislator from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was on Tuesday charged with undermining the authority of President Mugabe. This is a re-post from the Daily Nation – an Article hard to resist! […]

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Zimbabwe Homosexuality Could be Election Issue

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has reversed his position on gay rights. He now says that he wants LGBT equality enshrined in a new constitution, according to a report following a Video interview report on BBC. Zimbabwe, shares a border with South Africa which has a fully inclusive constitution, protecting sexual orientation as a critical […]

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Chaos expected as South Africa to Repatriate LGBTI Refugees to Zimbabwei

July 18, 2011 By Paul Canning As South Africa gears up to remove more than one million refugees, advocates are warning that gay asylum seekers risk being ‘refouled’ – returned to a place where their lives or freedoms could be threatened. Most asylum seekers in South Africa are from Zimbabwe – but the country hosts […]

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