In an academic article* it is noted via the Abstract: “The vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Africa to public health and other risks is heightened by their exclusion from socio-economic opportunities and services. We analyzed existing regional-level legal and policy instruments and treaties for the opportunities they offer to tackle … More Decriminalize SOGIESC the African Way
June 17, 2015, Posted By Melanie Nathan. Gateway Health Institute Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development Pretoria – Gateway Health Institute announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Coenie Louw will pursue an innovative … More South African Doctor Winner of Grand Challenges Explorations
By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. Whereas the churches in Uganda have helmed the battle against gays, as triggered by the shenanigans of the likes of Scott Lively, an American fringe radical right Christian pastor, who tried to re-brand Christianity for the Ugandan Christian market and other global communities, now some may be turning toward … More Did Archbishop Say Dont Harm Gays in Uganda for the Love of Money?
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda is apparently on its knees and that could be in prayer or begging for dollars or a combo of both… By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. USAID had withdrawn funding of millions of dollars for the anti-gay church organization that played a vital role in the anti homosexuality laws and … More Operations of Anti-Gay Inter-Religious Council in Uganda Paralyzed by Withdrawal of USAID
By Melanie Nathan, April 11, 2014. Uganda ah Uganda – may you live free one day for your people – all of them are truly beautiful and deserving. May the haters and political opportunists find their peace too – Museveni, Ssempa, Bahati, Kadaga! Here is some food for thought: HERE is an article as it … More Uganda Beautiful Uganda is Aid cut helpful or not?
By Melanie Nathan, April 10, 2014. Michele Sidebè of UNAID warned Uganda before the enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that its policies could lead to disaster for all Ugandans when it comes to HIV/AIDS research prevention and services. We had a glimpse of the unfolding disaster last week when the Walter Reed Research project was … More Medical Association Begs USA To Keep Funding Ugandan HIV AIDS despite Dangerous Raids
By Melanie Nathan, November 27, 2012. PUBLIC STATEMENT OF MELANIE NATHAN, COMMISSIONER, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Human Rights Commissioner, Marin County, U.S.A., Family Law Mediator and Human Rights Advocate. Hon. Speaker and Hon. Members of Uganda’s Parliament:- When I was in my early twenties I realized that I was a lesbian. I tried marriage to a … More A Lesbian’s Statement to Uganda’s Parliament and Speaker Kadaga
By Melanie Nathan, July 28, 2012 Thousands of delegates signed the Washington, D.C. Declaration, the official declaration of the XIX International AIDS Conference. The declaration states that we must strive for multi-disciplinary approaches that respect and uphold the human rights and dignity of all people affected by the epidemic and calls for nine concrete actions. … More Watch President Bill Clinton’s Speech at AIDS 2012
Winning Africa Over by Melanie Nathan, October 23, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi was shot and killed. His body was taken to Misrata to the west of Sirte, where a doctor’s examination disclosed that the deposed leader had been shot in the head and abdomen. It was decided to keep his body “for a few days”, NTC … More Food for Thought! Muammar Gaddafi is Still in the Refrigerator!