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

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