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

Trans Texas Welfare Worker Resigns over Governor Abbott’s Abusive Law

Morgan Davis is a transgender man who joined Texas’ child welfare agency, the Travis County office of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as an investigator to be the advocate he never had growing up, as noted by an article  BY ELEANOR KLIBANOFF APRIL 11, 2022 in the Texas Tribune: “Less than a year later, … More Trans Texas Welfare Worker Resigns over Governor Abbott’s Abusive Law

Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com This week we remember Aries Birthdays, Pogrom orphan refugees, Ukraine and South … More Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

Historic Confirmation of First Black Woman Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States

Today we rejoice as one of the most qualified Justices ever is confirmed by the United States Senate to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. President Joe Biden kept his promise. With many blessings, African Human Rights Coalition congratulates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and the People of the United … More Historic Confirmation of First Black Woman Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States

Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com This weeks report, A week after the Oscars (Academy Awards) … More Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

So Steve Hofmeyr is a famous something in Southern Africa, perhaps even Namibia. Although I am from South Africa I had never heard of him until he came out recently with some statement that perhaps the PLUS sign at the end of the LGBTQI+ acronym includes “bestiality.” I think he may be an actor or … More Steve Hofmeyr Reports from His Queer Closet in Namibia

Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law as Harmful and Unconstitutional, and included in legal team is renowned attorney Robbie Kaplan who argued for her client, the late Edie Windsor in our winning marriage equality case, at the Supreme Court of the United Sates. Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and NCLR File Federal … More Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Honoring Forcibly Displaced Trans People on Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility and this is the day African Human Rights Coalition (African HRC), the only Global LGBTQI organization dedicated to advocacy and humanitarian services for LGBTQI people forcibly displaced in and from African countries, celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility, by honoring the courage of transgender and non-binary … More Honoring Forcibly Displaced Trans People on Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

Unacceptable Biden and Harris Admin Hypocrisy on Title 42

By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2022 JUST END IT PRESIDENT BIDEN – WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN! NOW! If the Biden administration does not immediately LIFT TITLE 42 – then it is clearly turning its back on LGBTQI asylum, seekers and all the others waiting at our borders since TRUMP instituted the policy. If … More Unacceptable Biden and Harris Admin Hypocrisy on Title 42

Facebook Vulgarity Flies in Face of Happy Marriages The Purkiss Example

Did I say PURRRRRR-KISS? Well hardly a Purr here for Mr. Garry Purkiss! I often wonder about misogynistic behavior, vulgarity and the like on social media and whether that translates into similar at home and the workplace? Perhaps people would care to comment….. and yes if you are commenting on Facebook – CAVEAT EMPTOR – … More Facebook Vulgarity Flies in Face of Happy Marriages The Purkiss Example

Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 28, 2022 – This week’s Philadelphia Report … More Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

On Title 42’s Two-Year Anniversary, Advocates Urge Biden to End Illegal Expulsions WASHINGTON — On the two-year anniversary of Title 42, groups challenging expulsions of asylum-seeking families urge the Biden administration to end the deadly policy. Earlier this month the groups won a major victory in their class action lawsuit Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, with the D.C. Circuit prohibiting … More On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 21, 2022 – By the mid to … More South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

This Russian WAR on Ukraine is a Putin WAR-CRIME

By Melanie Nathan, March 16, 2022 My friends, mostly Democrats, mostly liberal Democrats are conversing about the Putin War on Ukraine. This yields a mixed bag of sentiment. Some feel America should bomb the hell out of the Russian forces as they surround Ukrainian cities and villages. “Just go in and bomb the crap out … More This Russian WAR on Ukraine is a Putin WAR-CRIME

Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

Dear All, I am so happy that it is the weekend. Because this has been a hella week. Yet our hella is nothing like the HELL being experienced around the world. We can either use our time to escape other people’s hell with lip service – we can talk the hell out of it – … More Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

American Refugees: Texas Governor is a Putin to Trans Kids and Families now in Forced Displacement

Imagine in the midst of transition being told your authentic gender is not acceptable to the State you live in! – You are taking life saving medication that you must immediately cease and so you are forced to leave your home. As forcibly displaced Americans – one is a refugee in one’s own country – … More American Refugees: Texas Governor is a Putin to Trans Kids and Families now in Forced Displacement

Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2022. Namibian immigration officials must reconsider their decision to deny residency to the Mexican partner of a gay Namibian man, the Supreme Court ruled today. Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Namibia, but the courts have gradually extended some protections to gay couples married in other countries. Guillermo Delgado had … More Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

Philadelphia Report – Shame on South Africa: Putin, Sanctions, Willingness to Suffer

Radio Today Philadelphia Report on Ukraine Posted on March 03, 2022, by  Melanie Nathan, I am a contributor for a weekly commentary on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com. More Philadelphia Report – Shame on South Africa: Putin, Sanctions, Willingness to Suffer

Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day

 I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com Each week Jonathan gives me a question (usually on Monday mornings) in what … More Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day

Hunt and Kill The Gays Ugandan Minister Lokodo is Dead

The Ugandan Minister Who Hunted Gays is DEAD ! Uganda’s Former ethics and integrity minister Rev Fr Simon Lokodo is dead. Ironically Fr Lokodo, one of the greatest human rights abusers who persecuted LGBTQI Ugandans was a member of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and in commission of this work died Saturday morning in … More Hunt and Kill The Gays Ugandan Minister Lokodo is Dead

Israel Good News for Sudanese Asylum Seekers

The Israeli interior ministry has acceded to a court ruling and is beginning to grant temporary residence status to 2,445 Sudanese asylum seekers this year. HIAS reports that it represents hundreds of such asylum seekers, the majority of whom live without social services or health benefits. About 435 HIAS clients were included in the Sudanese … More Israel Good News for Sudanese Asylum Seekers

Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples – Justices Express Support for Recognition

Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples While Justices Express Support for Recognition The Windhoek High Court has dismissed the application by two Namibians and their foreign born spouses to have their marriages recognized in Namibia. The Justices highlighted their displeasure that they were still bound to a 20 year old Supreme Court ruling that had … More Namibian Court Rules Against Same-Sex Couples – Justices Express Support for Recognition

Title 42 in Federal Court Today – Biden Admin Continues Trump Anti-Asylum Policy

Huisha-Huisha Case hearing today – Title 42’s only purpose is to keep people from seeking asylum in the U.S. and inflict suffering. @POTUS: #WelcomeWithDignity NOW. <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" Groups challenging the Biden administration over Title 42 expulsions are arguing in federal court today against the continued implementation of the policy. Title 42 is an obscure … More Title 42 in Federal Court Today – Biden Admin Continues Trump Anti-Asylum Policy

The Sync between Slave Owner Congressmen and GOP Senators who Shut Down Voting Rights

Pic: A lot of white men – and there are 9 more ! I find it fascinating that on Monday, the Washington Post (WAPO) published the first comprehensive database of every member of Congress who enslaved Black people. On Tuesday the President of the United States, Joe Biden, called out Republican Party senators in an evocative … More The Sync between Slave Owner Congressmen and GOP Senators who Shut Down Voting Rights

California Fails to Lead on Intersex Legislation

Senator Wiener Will Not Seek to Advance SB 225 — Intersex Civil Rights Legislation — Due to Lack of Votes in Committee SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced he will not be moving forward with Senate Bill 225: the Intersex Bodily Autonomy, Dignity and Choice Act. This civil rights legislation would ban medically … More California Fails to Lead on Intersex Legislation

African Human Rights Coalition Mourns the Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“We see before us a land, bereft of much justice, and therefore without peace and security. Unrest is endemic and will remain an unchanging feature of the South African scene until apartheid, the root cause of it all, is finally dismantled.” African Human Rights Coalition mourns the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, fondly called Arch … More African Human Rights Coalition Mourns the Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Senegal Lawmaker’s Holiday Gift to Gays is one of Persecution

It is being reported by Reuters and AHRC community that a group of Senegalese lawmakers drafted new law that would tighten already oppressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBTQI+ activities.   Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison in Senegal, where arrests and prosecutions have … More Senegal Lawmaker’s Holiday Gift to Gays is one of Persecution

UNHCR and USA – Good News for Advancing Needs of LGBTQI+ and other Refugee

From African Human Rights Coalition web-news: Much work occurred this past year by and on behalf of LGBTQI people in forced displacement, including the UNHCR Global Roundtable, with 13 thematic workshops resulting in 39 crucial recommendations. As well as UNHCR’s monthly consultations and Panel As well as World Pride Summit for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and … More UNHCR and USA – Good News for Advancing Needs of LGBTQI+ and other Refugee

Title 42 Hurts Trans People as American Politicians Pay Lip-Service to Trans Day Of Remembrance

The Biden administration is letting us down as it continues to abide the trump era Title 42. Title 42 of the Public Health Service Act of 1944 allows federal health officials to prohibit people and goods from entering the country in the event of a pandemic. However activists and sensible Americans and especially physicians believe … More Title 42 Hurts Trans People as American Politicians Pay Lip-Service to Trans Day Of Remembrance