Emergency Funds Sought by ALLOUT African HRC for RefCEA and Kakuma LGBTI Refugees

ALL Out, African Human Rights Coalition and RefCEA Partner for COVID-19 Pandemic – DONATE HERE. My name is Geofrey and I’m one of the many LGBT+ refugees living in Kenya’s Kakuma camp, the largest refugee settlement in the world. I’m here because I had to flee my home country, Uganda. I would have been severely … More Emergency Funds Sought by ALLOUT African HRC for RefCEA and Kakuma LGBTI Refugees

LGBTI and All Refugees in grave danger during COVID-19 Pandemic

Among the most predictably vulnerable during the Corona Virus pandemic is clearly the world’s refugee and migration population and the most vulnerable of all refugees are LGBTQI refugees, worldwide. Over 70 countries criminalize LGBTI people for their sexuality and gender identity. Many have compromised immune systems, major trauma, and underlying medical conditions, all an added … More LGBTI and All Refugees in grave danger during COVID-19 Pandemic

Traumatized LGBTQI Asylum Seekers Need Ongoing Mental Health Services

Below is a Go Fund Me plea which I put up today for one gay asylum seeker. I am posting this here also to draw attention to the issue of ongoing psychological trauma for those who have suffered and witnessed severe violence. The grant of asylum and refugee resettlement is not where it ends. With … More Traumatized LGBTQI Asylum Seekers Need Ongoing Mental Health Services

Poetry from Hell Part 2: The Pain of Neglected LGBTI Kakuma Refugees

The words of a refugee suffering and bearing witness …. As I sit at my desk, with the Trump Impeachment hearings audible in the background, and Ambassador Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, provides her poignant and moving testimony, I reflect on how the incompetent, crooked, corrupt, and maliciously xenophobic American who should NOT … More Poetry from Hell Part 2: The Pain of Neglected LGBTI Kakuma Refugees

The Poetic Pain of Hell Part 1: By an LGBTQI Refugee

So much pain reflected in the words of one LGBTQI refugee – and its speaks to the thousands who now seeking protection… Constantly escaping and escaping hate only to face hell Just this weekend I was honored to give a speech at the event hosted by Jill and Michael at Jillie’s Wine Bar and Shop … More The Poetic Pain of Hell Part 1: By an LGBTQI Refugee

One Man’s Protest Highlights Texas Internment Camp for Thousands of Detained Children

For over two months Joshua Rubin from New York has been camped near a Trump internment camp for detained migrant children, in protest and spreading awareness into what he can see as the day to day happenings of the camp. A documentary team has been on the ground in Tornillo, Texas reporting the story, through regular … More One Man’s Protest Highlights Texas Internment Camp for Thousands of Detained Children

Filmmakers Poised to Impact Change for Domestic Violence Laws

As the Nation Rallies to Raise Awareness for Sexual Violence, A team of Filmmakers Launch a Unique Project hoping to Change the Law for Domestic Violence. JENNIFER, 42 Kickstarter Campaign: SEE IT HERE!  (Brooklyn, NY, October 1, 2018) An unusual theme for an animated movie, domestic violence is at the center of the hybrid feature film … More Filmmakers Poised to Impact Change for Domestic Violence Laws

StartOut Announces Winners of 2018 StartOut Awards

San Francisco, CA (September 13, 2018)– StartOut, the largest national nonprofit to empower, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) entrepreneurs and business leaders, announced the winners for its upcoming 7th Annual StartOut Awards, which will take place on Friday, September 21st at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, in a ceremony presented by … More StartOut Announces Winners of 2018 StartOut Awards

Gay Man in Stabbing Attack Stuck without Status

The pleas for help continue to pour in from countries around the world, where people are attacked for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). These are usually people who have been shunned by family, friends and government, alike, with nowhere to turn. While you may feel that there is nothing you can do to … More Gay Man in Stabbing Attack Stuck without Status

Congressman Huffman Annual Political Fundraiser will be Fire Victim Fund Relief

Our Congressman Jared Huffman was set to have his annual political fundraiser this week- and has so kindly turned it into a fundraiser for Fire Victims – THANK you!  Statement: “This is no time for politics or political fundraising. It is a time to help our neighbors in need, and that’s what we’ve decided to … More Congressman Huffman Annual Political Fundraiser will be Fire Victim Fund Relief

When it Comes to LGBT Refugees here is Food for Thought

The work for African Human Rights Coalition has been extensive these past few months – here is a brief report: 1) After weeks of preparation, we  have established a new fund appeal starting today: We have been working for some time to establish a plan to support  200 LGBTI refugees in Kakuma Camp. They need … More When it Comes to LGBT Refugees here is Food for Thought

TLDEF to Honor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at 12th Annual Freedom Awards

  New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund will honor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at its 12th annual Freedom Awards. The event is set for Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Manhattan Penthouse. The Freedom Awards is TLDEF’s signature cocktail event that brings together 300 guests to celebrate the … More TLDEF to Honor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at 12th Annual Freedom Awards

TLDEF to Host 2016 Freedom Awards

New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is set to host the 2016 Freedom Awards, commemorating 11-years of transgender advocacy. This year TLDEF honors U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, whose unwavering support and leadership at the Department of Justice has helped advance transgender rights. TLDEF will also honor HBO for its work on … More TLDEF to Host 2016 Freedom Awards

Sacramento Equality Awards to Honor Members of the LGBT Community

Sacramento – Equality California will honor Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Mario Guerrero of SEIU, Executive Secretary to Governor Brown Nancy McFadden, and Dana Williamson, former cabinet secretary to Governor Brown and principal of Grace Public Affairs, for their steadfast support of the LGBT community. This year’s Sacramento Equality Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2016 at … More Sacramento Equality Awards to Honor Members of the LGBT Community

Courageous Nigerian LGBT Program Hits the Airwaves

Asking for Global participation through support by listening and cash donations for studio equipment | See Fundraiser at bottom By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2015. In early 2015, a Nigerian journalist and broadcaster, Mike Daemon launched an LGBTI weekly podcast, taking on the form of traditional radio programing, The show NOSTRINGS, includes periodic interviews and … More Courageous Nigerian LGBT Program Hits the Airwaves

Newly Married Same-Sex Asylum Seeking Couple Grateful for Outpouring of Love

By Melanie Nathan,  African HRC, April 24, 2015. After years of persecution, Mari and Cara, a lesbian couple from Angola, whose real names have been withheld to protect family members in Africa, made their way to the Bay Area, San Francisco, where they were married in an historic and moving San Francisco City Hall ceremony … More Newly Married Same-Sex Asylum Seeking Couple Grateful for Outpouring of Love

Gay Men from The Gambia on the Run with No Help

“Quite frankly I am sick of hearing how ‘upset’ everyone is about this new law, while doing absolutely nothing to help our fellow LGBTI in The Gambia” By Melanie Nathan, November 26, 2014. While Gay people from The Gambia are on the run, the U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia’s president … More Gay Men from The Gambia on the Run with No Help

North Jersey Pride to Present First “Outstanding Ally Award” at Pride Festival 2014

Founders of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Joseph and Jane Clementi, Will Receive the Honor By Melanie Nathan, May 30, 2014.   Maplewood, N.J.- North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equality, awareness, and understanding in the upper Garden State will be awarding the inaugural “Outstanding Ally Award” at its fourth annual Pride Festival on Sunday, June … More North Jersey Pride to Present First “Outstanding Ally Award” at Pride Festival 2014

NPR Talks About Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Impacting Asylum to the U.S.A.

‘A Lot Of People Are In Panic Mode’ By NPR, February 26, 2014. Today this report appeared on NPR Radio. “But winning asylum in the United States is no easy feat. Granted, the U.S. has recognized LGBT status as grounds for asylum since 1994, but the government keeps no records on how many claims it … More NPR Talks About Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Impacting Asylum to the U.S.A.

Groundbreaking Homeless Trans Teen Film

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE,  – A burgeoning crisis Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 25, 2014. From behind the lens of photographer Josh Lehrer, a groundbreaking film will tell the compelling stories of five, homeless transgender teens. Their backgrounds are diverse, but their stories are strikingly similar. Rejected by their families and lured to New York City with … More Groundbreaking Homeless Trans Teen Film

Nigerian Court Mayhem as Protestors Riot Calling for Gay Deaths

By Melanie Nathan, January 22, 2014. AP in BAUCHI, Nigeria, is reporting on the increasing anti-gay violence against Nigerians perceived as being gay. Apparently, thousands of protesters showed up at a Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, throwing stones at the Court while yelling for the convictions and executions of 11 men arrested … More Nigerian Court Mayhem as Protestors Riot Calling for Gay Deaths

Shanah Tovah to the organizations who love and support LGBT

By Melanie Nathan, September 04, 2013. Rosh Hashana, (“Head of the Year”,) which begins at sundown this evening, ushers in ten days of Jewish soul-searching, known as the “Days of Awe.” It ends with the “closing of the gates” on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Consider giving. This two-day holiday begins on 1 Tishrei, … More Shanah Tovah to the organizations who love and support LGBT

Cynthia Nixon to host T’ruah Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Cynthia Nixon will host the T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, with a Special Performance by Y-Love. by Melanie Nathan, May 06, 2013.  T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Wednesday, May 22 at the New York City Fire Museum in Manhattan. The event will … More Cynthia Nixon to host T’ruah Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Rallies Across the United States for Marriage Equality

You MUST come OUT and Rally for Marriage Equality | Let the SCOTUS Justices hear your voice | Join United for Marriage: Light the Way to Justice in rallying for equality! By: Cathy Kristofferson and Melanie Nathan On March 26th and 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases, respectively,  which are fundamentally … More Rallies Across the United States for Marriage Equality

Pastor Scott Lively as pirate | Award winning attorney’s insights into Smug v Lively

Straight ally attorney to be honored for equality work at ST. Paul’s dinner – would like to file an Amicus brief in CCR case of  SMUG v. Lively By Melanie Nathan, February 01, 2013. Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, President of St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, recently interviewed Eric Isaacson, a straight attorney and LGBT ally, … More Pastor Scott Lively as pirate | Award winning attorney’s insights into Smug v Lively

Uganda’s Brave Gay Youth reach out to the World for help

Help Youth on Rock Find a Home and a Safe house by Melanie Nathan, January 27, 2013. I reported the unlawful arrest of a young leader from the human rights group in Uganda, Youth on Rock Foundation (YRF), around New Year’s Eve, after the break in at SMUG’s offices, where computers containing sensitive information were … More Uganda’s Brave Gay Youth reach out to the World for help

San Francisco Help LGBT Homeless Youth on MLK Day of Service

Help LGBT Homeless Youth on MLK  – Day of Service, 1/21/13 At HRC and Larkin Street Youth Services, we believe that we have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our LGBT youth, who make up 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. In our first year participating in MLK Day of Service, … More San Francisco Help LGBT Homeless Youth on MLK Day of Service