Dan Choi ‘s trial day starts with DADT activists re-living arrests at White House

by Melanie Nathan, March 28, 2013 I joined a group U.S. service members,  GetEQUAL activists, as well as well known U.K. activist Peter Tatchel at the White House today, for a rally in support of Lt. Dan Choi ,who is being tried by the U.S. Government, after he was arrested in November 2010, together with … More Dan Choi ‘s trial day starts with DADT activists re-living arrests at White House

Seattle Celebrates first Same-Sex Marriages

By Melanie Nathan, December 09, 2012. Long overdue equality arrived today at Seattle City Hall. The City of Seattle celebrated the first day of Washington state’s same-sex marriage by hosting 150 weddings in City Hall. The event was attended by the Mayor of Seattle, Mayor Michael McGinn and his wife Peggy Levessque, who walked around … More Seattle Celebrates first Same-Sex Marriages

Israel bombarded by rockets and mortars assassinates Hamas leader

Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest Advisory: Since the beginning of the year, more than 800 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israel, a record amount since the end of Operation Cast Lead (January 2009). This peak is similar to the attacks that occurred in 2007-8. More than 125 missiles and … More Israel bombarded by rockets and mortars assassinates Hamas leader

Why Jews Should NOT Vote for Mitt Romney

Protecting Medicare and Social Security, fighting for good jobs and a clean environment, standing up for women’s rights and equality are Jewish values. By Melanie Nathan, October 21, 2012. When Anne Romney had the audacity to tout her husband’s religious escapade as ‘The Mission,’ as if akin to serving in the U.S. military, she gave … More Why Jews Should NOT Vote for Mitt Romney

Military Newspaper Rejects Lesbian Deployment Kiss

by Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2012. This photo depicts two women kissing goodbye, prior to a deployment to Afghanistan. The soldier who took the photograph submitted it for publication during Pride time to a military newspaper but was refused permission to use the picture in the article. The picture was apparently rejected  because it shows … More Military Newspaper Rejects Lesbian Deployment Kiss

While this US Secretary of Defense offers Moving Pride Message, Imagine a Romney DOD

Can you imagine Romney’s  Secretary of  Defense recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month?  Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks gay and lesbian service members for their dedicated service to the nation. By Melanie Nathan, June 16,2012. The US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, sent a special message to America and the World. … More While this US Secretary of Defense offers Moving Pride Message, Imagine a Romney DOD