San Francisco Pride Main Stage Speech with a Rousing Intro to Something Serious

This past Sunday at SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE, 2022, I had the great honor to present, on San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Main-Stage, an historic and poignant PRIDE video greeting from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Dr. Filippo Grandi, preceded by the courageous voices of LGBTQI+ people in forced displacement.   In a world where over … More San Francisco Pride Main Stage Speech with a Rousing Intro to Something Serious

California Law to give Refuge to Trans Kids Seeking Escaping Criminalizing U.S. State Laws

Senator Scott Wiener’s Legislation to Provide Refuge for Trans Kids and Their Families Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation to provide refuge for trans kids and their families, Senate Bill 107, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a vote of 5-2. SB 107 will protect trans kids and their … More California Law to give Refuge to Trans Kids Seeking Escaping Criminalizing U.S. State Laws

SCOTUS turns POLITICAL to Partner with Republicans in Criminalizing Women of America

WOMEN WILL DIE- Because SCOTUS STOLE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided women of America should lose their right to agency and autonomy of their own bodies, robbing them of a freedom which they have had entrenched for the past 50 years! HELL NO! The decision in Dobbs … More SCOTUS turns POLITICAL to Partner with Republicans in Criminalizing Women of America

Rwanda Catchup and The UK Plot to Boot Asylum Seekers Halted by Courts

After a UK court cleared the first plane taking individuals claiming asylum to Rwanda (Reuters), the European Court of Human Rights ordered a pause to the deportation of one of seven individuals scheduled for the flight. The other deportees promptly filed new court challenges based on the ECtHR’s ruling, and their deportations were also halted. … More Rwanda Catchup and The UK Plot to Boot Asylum Seekers Halted by Courts

UK Expulsions to Rwanda Especially Egregious for LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers

Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of African Human Rights Coalition and publisher of this BLOG- (nathan@AfricanHRC.org): On June 11, 2022 Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the United Kingdom Home Secretary, Priti Patel who has now scheduled the first flight carrying people for June 14. Asylum seekers sent to Rwanda are then to be processed … More UK Expulsions to Rwanda Especially Egregious for LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers

AMERICAN SLAUGHTER OF 19 CHILDREN REFLECTS CHILLING HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

Here we are in the United States fighting to open pipelines for refugees and asylum seekers escaping violence around the world, while our own children in the United States do NOT have the basic human right to a safe day at school, without turning up in a body bag. How can any human rights organization, … More AMERICAN SLAUGHTER OF 19 CHILDREN REFLECTS CHILLING HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

The UK’s Off-Shoring of Asylum Process is Anti-Asylum and Anti-LGBTQI+

The United Kingdom published its safety assessment on Rwanda, intended to justify a recently announced agreement to send asylum seekers crossing the English Channel or other so called “irregular” or dangerous routes to the Central African country, for processing. An off-shoring of asylum! Britain was one of the first countries to ratify the Refugee Convention … More The UK’s Off-Shoring of Asylum Process is Anti-Asylum and Anti-LGBTQI+

Red Pepper Journalist Apologizes for Hanging Threat Against GAYS

AN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA SPECIAL, By Melanie Nathan- May 17, 2022 The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 … More Red Pepper Journalist Apologizes for Hanging Threat Against GAYS

L-PROJECT’s Women’s Freedom Festival at WEHO Pride

“WOMEN’S FREEDOM FESTIVAL” PRESENTED BY THE L-PROJECT LA AND SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES PRIDE! WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 3 @ 7PM TO 10PM, FREE Admission. LIVE Event. WHAT: The Women’s Freedom Festival will feature LGBTQI+BIPOC and non-binary musicians, comedians, poets, and activists, along with a featured performance from MILCK, singing her latest protest song, We Won’t … More L-PROJECT’s Women’s Freedom Festival at WEHO Pride

Florida Department of Health Attacks Trans Health and Truth

Florida Department of Health Spreading Dangerous Disinformation about Gender Affirming Care & Trans WASHINGTON—Today, the Florida Department of Health released a statement, which it sent to licensed health and human services providers in the state of Florida, attacking the established standards of age-appropriate, medically-necessary, and often life-saving care for transgender youth. In response, Equality Florida … More Florida Department of Health Attacks Trans Health and Truth

Trans Texas Welfare Worker Resigns over Governor Abbott’s Abusive Law

Morgan Davis is a transgender man who joined Texas’ child welfare agency, the Travis County office of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as an investigator to be the advocate he never had growing up, as noted by an article  BY ELEANOR KLIBANOFF APRIL 11, 2022 in the Texas Tribune: “Less than a year later, … More Trans Texas Welfare Worker Resigns over Governor Abbott’s Abusive Law

Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com This week we remember Aries Birthdays, Pogrom orphan refugees, Ukraine and South … More Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

Historic Confirmation of First Black Woman Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States

Today we rejoice as one of the most qualified Justices ever is confirmed by the United States Senate to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. President Joe Biden kept his promise. With many blessings, African Human Rights Coalition congratulates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and the People of the United … More Historic Confirmation of First Black Woman Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States

Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com This weeks report, A week after the Oscars (Academy Awards) … More Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

So Steve Hofmeyr is a famous something in Southern Africa, perhaps even Namibia. Although I am from South Africa I had never heard of him until he came out recently with some statement that perhaps the PLUS sign at the end of the LGBTQI+ acronym includes “bestiality.” I think he may be an actor or … More Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law as Harmful and Unconstitutional, and included in legal team is renowned attorney Robbie Kaplan who argued for her client, the late Edie Windsor in our winning marriage equality case, at the Supreme Court of the United Sates. Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and NCLR File Federal … More Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Honoring Forcibly Displaced Trans People on Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility and this is the day African Human Rights Coalition (African HRC), the only Global LGBTQI organization dedicated to advocacy and humanitarian services for LGBTQI people forcibly displaced in and from African countries, celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility, by honoring the courage of transgender and non-binary … More Honoring Forcibly Displaced Trans People on Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

Unacceptable Biden and Harris Admin Hypocrisy on Title 42

By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2022 JUST END IT PRESIDENT BIDEN – WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN! NOW! If the Biden administration does not immediately LIFT TITLE 42 – then it is clearly turning its back on LGBTQI asylum, seekers and all the others waiting at our borders since TRUMP instituted the policy. If … More Unacceptable Biden and Harris Admin Hypocrisy on Title 42

Facebook Vulgarity Flies in Face of Happy Marriages The Purkiss Example

Did I say PURRRRRR-KISS? Well hardly a Purr here for Mr. Garry Purkiss! I often wonder about misogynistic behavior, vulgarity and the like on social media and whether that translates into similar at home and the workplace? Perhaps people would care to comment….. and yes if you are commenting on Facebook – CAVEAT EMPTOR – … More Facebook Vulgarity Flies in Face of Happy Marriages The Purkiss Example

Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 28, 2022 – This week’s Philadelphia Report … More Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

On Title 42’s Two-Year Anniversary, Advocates Urge Biden to End Illegal Expulsions WASHINGTON — On the two-year anniversary of Title 42, groups challenging expulsions of asylum-seeking families urge the Biden administration to end the deadly policy. Earlier this month the groups won a major victory in their class action lawsuit Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, with the D.C. Circuit prohibiting … More On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 21, 2022 – By the mid to … More South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

This Russian WAR on Ukraine is a Putin WAR-CRIME

By Melanie Nathan, March 16, 2022 My friends, mostly Democrats, mostly liberal Democrats are conversing about the Putin War on Ukraine. This yields a mixed bag of sentiment. Some feel America should bomb the hell out of the Russian forces as they surround Ukrainian cities and villages. “Just go in and bomb the crap out … More This Russian WAR on Ukraine is a Putin WAR-CRIME

Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

Dear All, I am so happy that it is the weekend. Because this has been a hella week. Yet our hella is nothing like the HELL being experienced around the world. We can either use our time to escape other people’s hell with lip service – we can talk the hell out of it – … More Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

American Refugees: Texas Governor is a Putin to Trans Kids and Families now in Forced Displacement

Imagine in the midst of transition being told your authentic gender is not acceptable to the State you live in! – You are taking life saving medication that you must immediately cease and so you are forced to leave your home. As forcibly displaced Americans – one is a refugee in one’s own country – … More American Refugees: Texas Governor is a Putin to Trans Kids and Families now in Forced Displacement

Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2022. Namibian immigration officials must reconsider their decision to deny residency to the Mexican partner of a gay Namibian man, the Supreme Court ruled today. Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Namibia, but the courts have gradually extended some protections to gay couples married in other countries. Guillermo Delgado had … More Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

Philadelphia Report – Shame on South Africa: Putin, Sanctions, Willingness to Suffer

Radio Today Philadelphia Report on Ukraine Posted on March 03, 2022, by  Melanie Nathan, I am a contributor for a weekly commentary on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com. More Philadelphia Report – Shame on South Africa: Putin, Sanctions, Willingness to Suffer

Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day

 I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com Each week Jonathan gives me a question (usually on Monday mornings) in what … More Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day