“Largest LGBTQ+ Resource Fair Ever to be Held in San Francisco – Theme: “Over the Rainbow” Over 100 local groups serving the LGBTQ+ community will come together for a day of fun and community building in the Castro – offering a whole lot of important information. African Human Rights Coalition will be there and yours truly, Melanie … More LGBT Resources: OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2018
The fourth edition is here- of the Quartz Africa Innovators, an annual series identifying some of the most ambitious and imaginative minds on the African continent. The 30 movers and thinkers on this list range across fields from the arts and science to technology and entrepreneurship and beyond. In congratulating all, I recommend reading the details and … More Africa 2018 List of Top Innovators by Quartz
Women’s March: Delay is Not Enough, Women Want Kavanaugh Out Washington, DC — Women’s March Co-President, Bob Bland, released the following statement in response to news that the Senate Judiciary Committee would delay a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to allow Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to testify: “Thank you to Christine Blasey Ford for your … More Senators, Delay is NOT Enough: Women’s March
By Melanie Nathan, This week one death and others hospitalized! We are posting pictures of the funeral of Isaac Byaruhanga who died this week in Kakuma camp, Kenya, after contracting Typhoid. Mr. Byaruhanga, a Rwandan national, was a friend to many other refugees in the camp and we are informed that his loss will be sorely grieved. … More Death in UNHCR Kakuma Camp and Conditions Impacting LGBTI Refugees
Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu filed a petition at the High Court of Kenya this week, seeking to have the ban on her film, Rafiki, overturned. Rafiki is the first Kenyan film to be invited to show at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in its 70+ year history yet remains banned for distribution, broadcast and exhibition … More LGBT Kenyans Support the Case to Overturn Ban on Film Rafiki
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
Bart officials defend decision to approve advert from Institute for Historical Review, known for publishing antisemitic views BART, Bay Area Rapid Transport, the public transit agency in San Francisco, has approved advertisements from a group that promotes Holocaust denial and antisemitic views, claiming the organization has a “free speech” right to buy train station billboards. … More BART allows Advertisement from Holocaust Denial Hate Group
Downed power line believed to cause 152-acre blaze; Preparedness praised Woodacre, CA – Crews from the Marin County Fire Department and other supporting agencies continue suppression efforts for the Irving Fire, and investigators believe the cause was a downed power line. The vegetation fire near Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin’s San Geronimo Valley … More West Marin’s Irving Fire Closer to Containment
Featuring Reps. Yvette Clarke and Andre Carson |Power to the Polls event to mobilize the formerly incarcerated, feature roundtable discussion and press announcement highlighting ways to combat voter suppression happening across the nation. Washington, DC — On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11am-2pm, Congressional Representatives Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Andre Carson (D-IN), and former Ohio … More Women’s March To Host Our Votes Matter Event
GAIA’s Mobile Clinic Program turns 10 Like African Human Rights Coalition, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance is based here in Marin County – all working to assist advocates and practitioners on the ground in Africa. Marin take heed and support the work neighbors! The GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics were launched in rural Malawi ten … More Marin Based GAIA Making a Difference in Africa in the Fight to End HIV AIDS
India’s Supreme Court has struck down section 377 of its Penal Code, decriminalizing homosexuality. Jubilation has erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalize homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights.
… More Jubilation for Global LGBT World as India Decriminalizes Homosexuality
For fear that some LGBTI people may show up?- Well that in truth is what it boils down to! Using gays as scapegoats again is a basic human rights infraction. I do not think the Ugandan people will fall for this ploy… Uganda’s misguided minister for ethics and integrity, Simon Lokodo, who is obsessed with what … More Uganda Bans Popular International Music and Art Festival Blames it on the Gays
I expose hate on this BLOG. With apologies to those hurt by the hateful remark of Lynne Cotton of Charleston, South Carolina, apparently born 9/24/1963 on Facebook, and maybe living in Florida! CBS News Posted this story: In response to which Lynne Cotton posted this: I was stunned by this disgusting remark! Bad enough that … More Lynne Cotton and the Insidious Facebook Comment about Indian People
Protesters: “Kavanaugh is a threat to women’s rights and an enemy of Democracy” #REPUBLICANS OLD WHITE MEN – WOMEN WILL VOTE YOU OUT! Washington, D.C. — Over 30 women have been arrested so far during today’s hearing on Brett Kavanaugh. Women’s March leaders from across the country took part in the protests alongside Women’s March … More BREAKING: Women’s March Disrupts Kavanaugh Hearing, Dozens Arrested
“As we fight for the soul of this country, we must save its heartbeat – SCOTUS! Read this important piece and please follow up. If you do nothing this week that is proactive, then you are complicit in the silence that is destroying America. Because without ALL our voices, yes the majority, we are as … More Will YOU let the Right Wing Fight Harder than America’s Majority for SCOTUS ?
The nation’s foremost civil rights organization will mobilize against Senate hearings for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. The group is bringing leadership, members and supporters to Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to Kavanaugh, when the Senate hearings kickoff on Tuesday morning. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will attend the Senate Judiciary … More NAACP Mobilizing and Calling on Senate to Halt and Reject Kavanaugh Nomination for SCOTUS
More than 100 people witnessed the torturing of 2 women who were subjected to Sharia Law’s punitive measure for admitting to attempting to have sex. Two Muslim Malaysian women, aged 22 and 32, were each caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu, after being convicted of attempting to have … More Malaysia Allows Torture of Muslim Women Convicted of Attempting Lesbian Sex
RxSafe Marin initiative co-hosts special event September 12 San Rafael, CA – A national expert in opioid use disorder will be the featured speaker at a free special public event co-hosted by the grassroots RxSafe Marin coalition, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Dominican University of California. Dr. Dan Ciccarone of … More Marin County Public Forum on Fentanyl, Heroin, Other Opioids
“The Lover” starring Activist, Actress and Film Director, Kamala Lopez. This weekend is your last opportunity to celebrate equality and the fight for Human Rights, with the EQUAL MEANS EQUAL & the Heroica Foundation performances of Harold Pinter’s one-act play “The Lover” starring Activist, Actress and Film Director, Kamala Lopez. These final weekend performances, August 30th – September 1st, will … More Support Ratifying the ERA with A Pinter Play
Chances to Learn About Just Cause for Eviction 2 public workshops coming up; County researching more fair housing policy San Rafael, CA – Two chances to learn more about a potential new tenant protection policy are coming up September 5 and 6 in San Geronimo and Marin City, respectively, hosted by the Marin County Community … More Just Cause Eviction in Marin
Teaching by Design brings educational programming to grades 3-5 San Rafael, CA – As the school year gets underway again, students and teachers in Marin County now have a fun way to explore the unique architectural heritage of the Marin County Civic Center and to inspire students to think critically about the designed world around … More Connecting Frank Lloyd Wright to Marin Classrooms
“An irresponsible alliance with white Apartheid Nationalists, evidence of racist mindset, A diversion from his political and criminal woes, and plain dangerous attempt to stir race war! My hope is that South Africa is not drawn into Donald Trump’s racist rants, and instead asserts its autonomy and sovereignty for peaceful and equitable reform, and that … More Donald Trump’s Tweet Can Stir Racial Violence in South Africa
Over 130 events are confirmed for the National Day of Action on Women’s Equality Day On Sunday, August 26, Women’s March will join over 60 organizations for a Unite for Justice National Day of Action. In advance of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, which begins September 4, more than 130 events will take place … More Women’s March Joins Unite for Justice on National Day of Action to Stop Kavanaugh Confirmation 8/26
A now suspended Mthatha police officer has been accused of assaulting four women in his home, allegedly because they are lesbian. He is due to appear in court on 17 July. While South Africa’s Constitution provides equality for LGBTQI people, members of society continue to express hate through violent crime. However this becomes even … More South African Police Officer Beats Women Perceived as Lesbians.
Facebook: Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2018: When I immigrated to the United States of Amerca from South Africa in 1985, Nelson Mandela was still imprisoned on Robbin Island and Apartheid was for the most part in full swing! During the Reagan era a movement was afoot to implement sanctions that would ultimately be a … More Time to REVOLT: No Question U.S. President Trump is a Racist!
Appeals Court Bats Away Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively’s Attempt to Censor Judge This week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed anti-gay extremist Scott Lively’s attempt to appeal a ruling from the district court to remove language that harshly criticized his role in the persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda in the case Sexual … More Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively Loses on This One!
Strict voter ID laws may present a barrier to voting for transgender people who do not have identification reflecting their correct gender. An estimated 137,000 transgender people who have transitioned will be eligible to vote in the November 2018 election in states with strict voter ID laws, but an estimated 57%—approximately 78,000—of them may not … More 78,000 Transgender People may be Prevented from Voting by Strict Voter ID Laws
Experience the Spirit Nest! Here’s an update on volunteer opportunities and events: Following the initial Story on this blog – ART A FIRE DANGER REMINDER: “A County of Marin sponsored art installation, now under construction in San Rafael, will serve as an eye-catching reminder about the always-present danger of wildfire for Marin County….” UPDATE with … More Marin County Art Installation Spirit Nest Volunteers and Events
The Split on the Right: Laura Ingraham vs. Jennifer Rubin; The Future of the American Experiment: A Challenge For Us All – AMERICA’s VOICEAMERICA’s VOICE: Washington, DC – At a time when some pundits are attempting to divine a nonexistent civil war on the left, it seems to us that the divide on the right is of … More The Split on the Right: The Future of the American Experiment
Is that how you conduct criminal investigations or search for known criminals? By asking the average American on a BUS if they are in fact Americans? This is not fake news! Below is the Video to prove it. Another one of those many private citizen videos. Donald Trump himself is conducting one of the biggest … More America’s Real Witch-Hunt by Donald Trump