A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”

A New American Sport – “Kill The Bill.”   A cross between Quidditch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch) and Rugby, a new and most perilous sport has emerged out of the  Bill debate for Healthcare reform.  Current Champ  is  “Just a Mom” – This is how it works – and truly– if you play -you risk not only your … More A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”

This is getting a lot of attention – UAFA Foot Soldiers please join the Brigade

VISIT – Out 4 Immigration Action Kit.   Please spread to word to as many States and Blogs as possible. There is so much going on – all the LGBT organizations are putting out uniform calls to action – ENDA–DADT– DOMA – this being the time now! Now!  Now!    In this scrap for your attention, I … More This is getting a lot of attention – UAFA Foot Soldiers please join the Brigade

Mazeltov- eat your words Sessions! She is going to prove you wrong again…..

Today, by a 68 – 31 vote, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court! I couldn’t be more thrilled that this talented and experienced judge will be joining the highest court in the land. She will be an amazing asset to our country … More Mazeltov- eat your words Sessions! She is going to prove you wrong again…..

PUSH FOR PASSAGE – Out 4 Immigration Deploys….. for UAFA

If you check and affirm more than one of the following  items listed below, then this Article applies to you:-                      Do you believe that all people should be treated equally Do you endorse “the right to pursue happiness”  as per the US constitution When faced with the … More PUSH FOR PASSAGE – Out 4 Immigration Deploys….. for UAFA

She helped get these punks off the street by comming forward after brutal gang rape now she needs our help

 Please help –  – Four arrested and charges – Trial September 2009.   Do you remember the horrific  Jane Doe Rape story in Richmond last winter?   “Google will give you more info than you want to know. The story was so upsetting that it traveled quickly around the globe.” – I found this on a group … More She helped get these punks off the street by comming forward after brutal gang rape now she needs our help

The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce reveals the most gay friendly corporations in the world

A  Group Posting on LinkedIn cited by Marion Mulder of  ING Global from Netherlands (here in full below) sent my mind tumbling into a political quandary.     I wondered about the dichotomy between corporate pride in achieving these milestones while functioning in societies where there continues to be disdain, invalidation and  inequality toward the LGBT citizenry. This … More The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce reveals the most gay friendly corporations in the world

Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa

Post Apartheid South Africa where -the poverty is apalling; the crime is outrageous, the suffering is disgusting, the corruption is voluminous, Unemployment forty percent – HIV-AIDS – one in five!   Jacob Zuma what now?    asks Melanie Nathan. The  protest poster says “AWB was better than ANC”  and appeared in The Star Newspaper, Johannesburg, South Africa, “A strong … More Precursor to Future Obama Visit to South Africa

Comments about UAFA- do not be put off – be motivated

Congress can and will have a new attitude toward UAFA – but it is not going to happen until we empower our community to make appointments with their representatives in every district, to show up with their own stories asking for help and if they do not need help, then to show up with the stories of other constituents. Congress will buzz if the dialogue between Rep and Constituent is prevalent and persistent. Until this constituent push happens the D.C. insider intelligence is meaningless. If congress has not taken the issue on after we do this, then I will succumb to the current D.C. Intelligence. … More Comments about UAFA- do not be put off – be motivated

I cannot say it any better – Thank you US Congress- finally!! Hate Crimes Bill passes.

  ” Dear Melanie,   Often it seems like I’m writing to ask you to help respond to an urgent crisis. Well, today, I’m proud to tell you about an important, hard-fought victory that we won last night. Just before midnight Thursday, the Senate finally passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as an … More I cannot say it any better – Thank you US Congress- finally!! Hate Crimes Bill passes.

Again – Again and Again but are we following the right path?

Read this Article in full at;-   http://www.metroweekly.com/gauge/?ak=4388 at http://www.Metroweekly.com Then please come back and read my highlighted section and comment… thanks, I am highlighting the following part of the Report – those in the “know” please comment…. or anyone for that matter!! “Sadly, Joe and Steve’s case is not unique. Immigration Equality, with offices in … More Again – Again and Again but are we following the right path?

FYI- Thanks to the San Francisco / Bay Area Jewish Community

“On June 28th, the LGBT Alliance marched with 600+ people including 60+ Jewish organizations and synagogues and 20+ rabbis in the San Francisco Pride Parade.  While many individuals and congregations have been marching in Pride for years, this was the first time the Jewish community organized to march together.  Perhaps, this was one of the … More FYI- Thanks to the San Francisco / Bay Area Jewish Community

Are you a Maverick?

  ARE YOU A MAVERICK Take the test   …. I heard Presidential hopeful, John McClain calling himself a maverick I developed a rotten feeling about continuing to apply that word to my self- characterization.  Enter Sarah Palin and the word turned putrid.   Now that both are out of any effective picture  I decided that I … More Are you a Maverick?

AP – PRESS – Attorney General Martha Coakley, MAssachusettes sues Federal Government

 Question: of course its me, mel – Because of prop 8 is California able to sue as well?  Is so why dont we? Answers welcome………   QUOTE ARTICLE- See DENISE LAVOIE  Article at “Mass. is 1st state to sue feds over marriage law Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage, sued the U.S. government Wednesday … More AP – PRESS – Attorney General Martha Coakley, MAssachusettes sues Federal Government

Dan Choi, outcome of come-out hearing……..

 Thanks to all my friends who responded to this request….. it was an astounding response. Well done…. will keep you posted. MEL         re DADT  Dan Choi, a native of California and an Army Lieutenant, asked us to share the news of the verdict from his military trial with the Courage Campaign community. Your overwhelming response … More Dan Choi, outcome of come-out hearing……..