Melanie Nathan College Talks – Spring 2023 – The Lion, the Waterhole and The Wallet

Title of Talk: The Lion, the Waterhole and The Wallet –  Understanding Africa, Colonization of SOGIESC and Migration By Melanie Nathan: Executive Director of the African Human Rights Coalition, U.S.A. and Kenya. Link to BIO: https://www.melnathan.com/   (Bookings still open for Spring, Pride Season and the Fall: commissionermnathan@gmail.com) Apple, led by an openly Gay CEO, has a … More Melanie Nathan College Talks – Spring 2023 – The Lion, the Waterhole and The Wallet

Calls for ESWATINI Accountability for Killing of Human Rights Lawyer

AHRC Calls for cAccountability for Killing of Human Rights Lawyer By Melanie Nathan, January 30, 2023 AHRC joins global experts in condemning the killing of human rights defender Thulani Maseko, and in demanding accountability GENEVA (26 January 2023) – UN and African Union experts today condemned the killing of human rights defender and lawyer Thulani … More Calls for ESWATINI Accountability for Killing of Human Rights Lawyer

New AHRC Kakuma LGBTQI Food Program Great Start to Year

By Melanie Nathan, JANUARY 23, 2023 Let us start with a BIG THANK YOU to our major Corporate Donor, EVERLAND,  for the generous donation that has made this program possible. I am so proud of our terrific African Human Rights Coalition TEAM accomplishment, and all the groups and leaders who answered the call to take … More New AHRC Kakuma LGBTQI Food Program Great Start to Year

May 2023 be as Meaningful …. Gallery of Displacement

By Melanie Nathan, Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition – Please enjoy our gallery San Francisco + DC + Malawi + Kenya + Zambia + Uganda + Ghana + Cape TownFrom refugee camps to PRIDESFrom Parliaments to the White HouseFrom safe shelters to food distributionsFrom asylum courts to constitutional courtsFrom schools to conferencesFrom more to more to even moreFrom strength to strength – we cannot do it without … More May 2023 be as Meaningful …. Gallery of Displacement

African Human Rights Coalition Proudly 2022 and Boldly 2023

With gratitude, African Human Rights Coalition is celebrating a year well spent. For an organization that has never had operational funding, what we have accomplished, together with our ambassadors, volunteers, and program donors is remarkable. Imagine what we could accomplish with operational funding! And therein lies one big hope for 2023. Our 2022 accomplishments include: … More African Human Rights Coalition Proudly 2022 and Boldly 2023

Celebrate Respect for Marriage Act and Confer on GLOBAL Criminalization

AHRC celebrates the signing of The Respect for Marriage Act at the White House in the U.S.A. today. It was signed by President Joe Biden, who stood up for same-sex marriage equality in Washington DC while vice president, even before President Obama did, back in 2008. Now same-sex marriage receives Federal law recognition – to … More Celebrate Respect for Marriage Act and Confer on GLOBAL Criminalization

Amtrak Partners With Out Professionals to Increase LGBTQI Employee Hiring

Premier American rail passenger service to help launch new – LGBTQ career networking organization chapter in Washington DC to fill 4,000 new jobs New York, NY — Out Professionals, a nonprofit career, networking and education organization for LGBTQ professionals, today announced a corporate partnership with Amtrak.  The partnership will help champion a new Out Pro chapter in Washington DC.  As part of … More Amtrak Partners With Out Professionals to Increase LGBTQI Employee Hiring

On World AIDS Day AHRC Calls for Decriminalization of Sexual Minorities and Gender Identity

Given the following, on this WORLD AIDS DAY, 2022, African Human rights Coalition calls for the decriminalization of LGBTQI+ people, in Africa and worldwide. It is our belief that for as long as any community or minority is so unjustly abused as a direct result of criminalization, the secrecy, hiding and resulting failed transparency only … More On World AIDS Day AHRC Calls for Decriminalization of Sexual Minorities and Gender Identity

Shattered and Solidarity for Colorado Springs from African Refugees at AHRC

African Human Rights Coalition, Ambassador Liam: Many of us in refugee camps have fled anti-LGBTQI+ violence and seek safe countries around the world. We are shattered to hear about the mass murder of our American family of LGBTQI+ and send deepest condolences to all loved ones and community as we stand strongly in solidarity. #coloradosprings … More Shattered and Solidarity for Colorado Springs from African Refugees at AHRC

Federal judge blocks Trump-era Title 42 that allowed expulsion of migrants

District Court Vacates Title 42 – Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas Federal judge blocks Title 42 rule that allowed expulsion of migrants at US-Mexico border, restoring access for some asylum seekers A federal judge blocked Title 42 – a controversial rule that’s allowed US authorities to expel more than 1 million migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border. Tuesday’s … More Federal judge blocks Trump-era Title 42 that allowed expulsion of migrants

Exposing and disrupting terrorist financing on the African continent.

OPERATING CELLS IN SOUTH AFRICA The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cell operating in South Africa who have provided technical, financial, or material support to the terrorist group. Treasury also designated eight companies owned, controlled, or directed … More Exposing and disrupting terrorist financing on the African continent.

UNHCR Briefing Note LGBTQI+ Refugees in Kenya, Oct 2022

UNHCR Briefing Note – LGBTIQ+ Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Kenya, dated October 2022, dispels lies circulating on social media. Note AHRC Commentary at end. This briefing note provides an overview of UNHCR Kenya’s efforts to improve the overall protection environment for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) refugees in Kenya, including how we … More UNHCR Briefing Note LGBTQI+ Refugees in Kenya, Oct 2022

Marin County Taking Black Sharpies to Racist Language

County Taking Black Sharpies to Racist Language Restrictive Covenants Project wipes out illegalities in old housing documents San Rafael, CA – The use of racist restrictions in real estate documents that prohibit the purchase, lease, or occupation of property to people of color is a piece local history that remains in many recorded housing documents today. … More Marin County Taking Black Sharpies to Racist Language

Has Netflix Abandoned Kenya’s LGBTQ+ Community

By Melanie Nathan – What should American corporations such as Netflix do when the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people directly impedes their commitment to equity and inclusion and when they could be seen to be complicit in the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people? Should the public boycott a corporation that succumbs and operates under anti-homosexuality penal codes … More Has Netflix Abandoned Kenya’s LGBTQ+ Community

Come Out Come Out if you are Safe its OKAY

African Human Rights Coalition, the only organization in America and globally that works exclusively with LGBTQI+ people forcibly displaced in and from African countries, is commemorating the 34th annual National Coming Out Day by reminding that it is almost impossible for most LGBTQI+ people in African countries, to come out safely. National Coming Out Day … More Come Out Come Out if you are Safe its OKAY

Justice for Guinea Stadium Massacre while Human Rights Still in Question

By Melanie Nathan, Oct 7, 222 Thirteen years ago, Guinea’s security forces stormed a stadium filled with tens of thousands of peaceful protesters. More than 150 people were slaughtered, bodies strewn across the field. Scores of women were raped. Now, a long-delayed effort to bring the perpetrators of the massacre to justice is finally underway. … More Justice for Guinea Stadium Massacre while Human Rights Still in Question

AHRC with 105 Organizations Ask Biden Admin to End Dedicated Docket

African Human Rights Coalition as signed on with 106 other organizations to a letter calling on the Biden administration, addressed to Merrick Garland, Attorney General at Department of Justice, et al, to note the grave concerns and calling for the an end to the Dedicated Docket: I. Due Process Failures on the Dedicated Docket A. … More AHRC with 105 Organizations Ask Biden Admin to End Dedicated Docket

REFLECTIONS on WISHING YOU HAPPINESS NEW YEAR 5783

As this Jewish New Year approaches, I am reminded of the refuge, sanctuary and home that Africa gave to my grandparents approximately 100 years ago, as they fled the Pogroms in Ukraine. America and Canada had turned us away! We, the stranger, were welcomed to South Africa. And it was complex… We were classified as … More REFLECTIONS on WISHING YOU HAPPINESS NEW YEAR 5783

100 Organizations Urging Biden Admin Reform of CAM Refugee & Parole Program

African Human Rights Coalition is a signatory to this letter: “We at AHRC are proud to participate in this quest to reform CAM – and bind ourselves to the plight of all those forcible displaced around the globe. Because we are one we support equity, justice, protection and solutions for ALL!” Melanie Nathan Today more … More 100 Organizations Urging Biden Admin Reform of CAM Refugee & Parole Program

AT A TIME LIKE THIS: WE DARE YOU AMERICA – FROM LGBTQI+ AFRICA

At a time like THIS! By Melanie Nathan and African Human Rights Coalition. We are living in a time where in America we are suffering the backlash against LGBTQI+ people – a backlash from actually attaining a measure of acceptance and a measure of equality. We only have a limited EQUALITY and we are still … More AT A TIME LIKE THIS: WE DARE YOU AMERICA – FROM LGBTQI+ AFRICA

Legislature Approves Bill to Strengthen Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies for LGBTQ Resource Families

Legislature Approves Cervantes Bill to Strengthen Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies for LGBTQ Resource Families (SACRAMENTO) – Today, the State Assembly approved Senate amendments to Assembly Bill 2466 by Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) by a vote of 72-0, sending the bill to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 2466 strengthens existing anti-discrimination policies for lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer … More Legislature Approves Bill to Strengthen Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies for LGBTQ Resource Families

Singapore Decriminalizes and Discriminates

It is very good news that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared that SINGAPORE would repeal the controversial 377A law – effectively legalizing homosexuality. However PM Lee followed this welcome announcement with his determination that same-sex marriage would be ruled out at this time through a push to amend the Constitution to define marriage … More Singapore Decriminalizes and Discriminates

BRANDI CARLILE LAUNCHES SOMEWHERE OVER THE RADIO’

BRANDI CARLILE LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE SIRIUSXM SHOW ‘SOMEWHERE OVER THE RADIO’ ON THE SPECTRUM (CH. 28) NEW YORK – August 9, 2022 – Today, SiriusXM and six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, and #1 NY Times Bestselling author Brandi Carlile announced the launch of ‘Brandi Carlile’s Somewhere Over the Radio,’ a monthly show available on The Spectrum (ch. 28). The … More BRANDI CARLILE LAUNCHES SOMEWHERE OVER THE RADIO’

Brittney Griner Sentenced in Russian Human Rights Abomination

Today, WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison and a fine of $16,000. A Russian court has found Brittney Griner guilty on drug smuggling and possession charges. The widely expected verdict comes after a monthlong trial and nearly six months after the basketball star was arrested at a Moscow-area … More Brittney Griner Sentenced in Russian Human Rights Abomination

Kenya Orders Facebook to Tackle Hate Speech or Face Suspension-

THE KENYAN CYBER-LAW ACT – prohibits LIES, SLANDER, HATE-SPEECH all of which are criminal and punishable offenses. This applies to individuals in Kenya! Kenya is in an election year and the country is facing election uprisings that will spells danger for many, and especially the most vulnerable, to include refugees, and more especially the unwelcome … More Kenya Orders Facebook to Tackle Hate Speech or Face Suspension-

Why the U.S. Senate Must Also Pass the Respect for Marriage ACT

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 267-157, with 47 Republican Votes. The bill repeals the aged and repulsive Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), previously dealt with under case law by the Supreme Court of the United States, but under threat since the reversal … More Why the U.S. Senate Must Also Pass the Respect for Marriage ACT

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