Republicans Must Call on Trump and Pence to Resign NOW

Following yesterday’s revelations about TRUMP – revealed directly via Trump himself – I do not understand why every single Republican on Planet America has NOT asked Trump to #RESIGN. To my way of thinking he may as well adorn his head with a Nazi headband! Unlike the leaders calling for the White House to be … More Republicans Must Call on Trump and Pence to Resign NOW

Bianca Jagger leads Saudi petition hand-in to UK Prime Minister

The 159,000 signatures petitions the UK to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia , Protests Yemen war & the jailing of Raif Badawi & other political prisoners  Bianca Jagger, Peter Tatchell and Baroness Jenny Jones led the hand-in of a 159,000-signature petition to the United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street today Wednesday, … More Bianca Jagger leads Saudi petition hand-in to UK Prime Minister

Transgender Americans Voice Support for Gavin Grimm as His Landmark Title IX Discrimination Case Heads to The Supreme Court

TLDEF Brief Spotlights Positive Contributions of Transgender Americans and Harms of Denying them Basic Freedoms that Allow Full Participation in Society New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a friend-of-the court brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Gavin Grimm. Grimm is a transgender 17-year-old from Virginia who is challenging the … More Transgender Americans Voice Support for Gavin Grimm as His Landmark Title IX Discrimination Case Heads to The Supreme Court

Activists Worldwide try to Save Ugandan Lesbian from UK Deportation

By Melanie Nathan,  December 16, 2014. The United Kingdom wants to deport a persecuted lesbian back to Uganda, where a harsh anti-LGBTI climate awaits, with the certainty of further state sanctioned persecution that will endanger her life. Activists, worldwide have weighed in with letters and reports, in support of Judith Twikirize, 23, a known lesbian, in … More Activists Worldwide try to Save Ugandan Lesbian from UK Deportation

UK About to Deport Ugandan Lesbian Defies New EU Landmark Ruling

Protest outside the Home Office on Friday Morning, 5th, requires urgent signing of this Petition- Please help save Judith! | PETITION: SIGN HERE and be sure to pass it along. By Melanie Nathan, Dec 03, 2014. There is an urgent petition and plea to the U.K.  Home Office to stop the deportation of Judith T. Twikereza, … More UK About to Deport Ugandan Lesbian Defies New EU Landmark Ruling

Urgent Petition to Stop Deportation of Gay Man Back to Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, November, 18 2014. Jimmy Kyesswa still bears the scars of the inhumanity he suffered and it continues as he seeks asylum in the United Kingdom. This petition will be delivered to: Secretary of State, Hon Theresa May MP in the United Kingdom, thanks to the excellent work of OUT and PROUD Diamond … More Urgent Petition to Stop Deportation of Gay Man Back to Uganda

LGBT Activists Target Mark Takano on Civil Rights

Queer Nation and a bunch more of us demand Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Legislation  New York, NY (Aug. 11, 2014) – In its ongoing effort to pressure Congressional Democrats to advance comprehensive federal civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans the same rights and protections that all other Americans … More LGBT Activists Target Mark Takano on Civil Rights

Another Lesbian Denied Asylum Under Threat of Immediate Removal back to Uganda

UPDATED:  July 31, 2014. Harriet Nakigudde has just won her appeal. She has won asylum in the United Kingdom after a hard fought battle by activists and amazing attorneys and a compassionate and experienced barrister who came to her aid. This highlights the cruelty of the UK system – that puts already traumatized people through hell … More Another Lesbian Denied Asylum Under Threat of Immediate Removal back to Uganda

ACT NOW TO STOP THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA FROM BECOMING LAW

A **CALL TO ACTION** by KUCHU DIASPORA ALLIANCE (KDA) | Uniting across continents to amplify the collective voice of our movement Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 02, 2014. The Kuchu Diaspora Alliance (KDA), a network of Ugandan LGBT activists living in the Diaspora is echoing the voice of our comrades on the ground in Uganda, … More ACT NOW TO STOP THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA FROM BECOMING LAW

Catholic Diocese fires administrator in defiance of Pope’s call not to judge gays

“If someone who is gay seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” Pope Francis By Cathy Kristofferson, December 19, 2013 The Catholic Church has fired another school administrator for getting same-sex married. Vice Principal Mark Zmuda of Eastside Catholic in Seattle married his husband over the summer. Now that the Catholic diocese of … More Catholic Diocese fires administrator in defiance of Pope’s call not to judge gays

Croatians deny LGBT community, defeat marriage referendum by 64%

“Homosexuality is not a choice, hate is a choice” By Cathy Kristofferson, December 1,2013 Today, voters in Croatia went to the polls to decide the fate of the country’s anti-gay marriage referendum. They decided by a 64% margin to deny the Croatian LGBT community equality. The Croatian constitution will now be amended to ban same-gender … More Croatians deny LGBT community, defeat marriage referendum by 64%

Why are LGBT Organizations and Democrats Pushing for a BAD ENDA?

IS THIS JUST ABOUT DONATIONS? By Melanie Nathan, November 04, 2013. On Thursday the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  It stands before the Senate as I write. But is it right? For the past few weeks we have been bombarded with e-mails from Senators and LGBT … More Why are LGBT Organizations and Democrats Pushing for a BAD ENDA?

Alabama public meeting abuses prayer to denigrate fellow Americans

SEE PETITION below: Gays abused by Abuse of prayer | Calling LGBT Americans to help fight the hate hiding behind religious dogma in Alabama By Melanie Nathan, August 03, 2013. On July 17, Twinkle Cavanaugh, president of the Alabama Public Service Commission, after a detailed glorifying introduction, invited her good friend John Delwin Jordan to … More Alabama public meeting abuses prayer to denigrate fellow Americans

Taking Over Florida’s State Capitol | Racism in America

The Dream Defenders have taken over Florida Capitol to demand the #TrayvonMartinAct. Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/fldreamdef By Melanie Nathan, July 18, 2013. Since Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013, Dream Defenders have maintained a presence at the Capitol for an extended stay to apply pressure and demand that Governor Rick Scott call for a special … More Taking Over Florida’s State Capitol | Racism in America

Call to SA Government Task Team for action on rape of lesbians

AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE | PETITION: It is time to invigorate the sleeping SA Task Task team – we must fight the violence with transparency and a plan By Melanie Nathan,  May 14, 2013 Activists in South Africa are calling for immediate invigoration, transparency and action by the Task Team that was established to combat so … More Call to SA Government Task Team for action on rape of lesbians