Hatemonger Scott Lively invited to debate Gay Rights at Prestigious Oxford Union

By Melanie Nathan, January 11, 2013. UPDATED: 1/18/2013  10.30 am PST.  Scott Lively GAY Hatemonger @OxfordUnion  was due to speak last night in a debate re ‘gay rights’, but an alleged error saw him given the date of the Israel debate on 31st January instead.    As Mr Lively had already arranged his travel around that … More Hatemonger Scott Lively invited to debate Gay Rights at Prestigious Oxford Union

A Poem for Uganda and The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, December 16, 2012. A fellow campaigner for the human rights of LGBTI people, Richard Willmer, has been following the saga of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB, a.k.a. Bahati Bill or the ‘Hang-the-Gays’ Bill) in Uganda since the Bill broke cover in late 2009, as it continues its journey and various parliamentary incarnations. Richard … More A Poem for Uganda and The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

UK Breaks Pledge to not Deport Gay and Lesbian Asylum Seekers

Deportation of LGBT refugees continues Government breaks its pledge of a safe haven By Melanie Nathan, Oct 31, 2012 The deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers have not ceased are continuing, despite government pledges to ensure their refuge in the United Kingdom.  According to a Press Statement by Peter Tatchell, Director … More UK Breaks Pledge to not Deport Gay and Lesbian Asylum Seekers

AIDS 2012 to Discuss HIV and World Travel Bans

Dr Paul de Lay, Deputy Executive Director of the UNAIDS Programme said “Every individual should have the right to freedom of movement, regardless of their HIV status. UNAIDS is opposed to any restriction imposed on people living with HIV and restricting movement only on the basis of their HIV status. These restrictions are discriminatory.”
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Historic Line-up of Speakers for AIDS 2012 in D.C.

High level speakers announced for XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) By Melanie Nathan July 17, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, U.S. Senators John Kerry and Lindsey Graham, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , U.S. Congresswoman Barbara … More Historic Line-up of Speakers for AIDS 2012 in D.C.

Where Law Meets Reality |Forging African Traditional Justice

By Melanie Nathan, July 13, 2012.If anyone would like to review this for my BLOG, please let me know. I have yet to read it. It looks like an important topic that we could all learn a lot from, especially the context of LGBTI lives. I wonder if it makes reference to LGBTI issues at … More Where Law Meets Reality |Forging African Traditional Justice

Gay Flag of South Africa at World Pride Parade Hopes to end Homophobia

South Africa’s Gay Flag flies in London,  amidst the threat of revocation of equality and heightened violence precipitated by homophobia By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2012. LONDON- More than 250000 people turned out to celebrate World Pride 2012 in London last Saturday (7 July) and marching in the crowd was The Gay Flag of South … More Gay Flag of South Africa at World Pride Parade Hopes to end Homophobia

United Kingdom Petitioned not to deport lesbian Linda Nakibbuka to Anti Gay Uganda

Posted by Melanie Nathan.  June 02, 2012 A  campaign has been launched by the Movement for Justice, for the life of Linda Nakibbuka, an Ugandan lesbian at risk of deportation from United Kingdom to Uganda, a nation where both female and homosexual activity is illegal. The petition was launched to try and stop the deportation … More United Kingdom Petitioned not to deport lesbian Linda Nakibbuka to Anti Gay Uganda

Catholic Church UK letter to Schools to Sign Anti Gay Marriage Petition

” The Catholic Church has as much right to influence change to secular law as I do to seducing  the Pope during Sunday Mass!” By Melanie Nathan, April 26, 2012. The Catholic Church in the UK, including Wales and Ireland, has apparently sent a letter out to high schools to demand that all students sign … More Catholic Church UK letter to Schools to Sign Anti Gay Marriage Petition