For LGBTI People Kakuma Camp is a Desperate Nightmare

There are millions of migrants and refugees around the world. Displacement of human beings is at an all time high.The most marginalized among all refugees are LGBTI refugees seeking safety and a resettlement process in countries which continue the persecution they had escaped from. LGBTI people are fleeing homophobic violence and the criminalization of their … More For LGBTI People Kakuma Camp is a Desperate Nightmare

Gay Refugee Couple from Uganda Land Safely in Canada

A Thanksgiving story – with a special thanks to those who contributed to the Relief Fund that has helped many survive unspeakable hardship By Melanie Nathan, November 26, 2014. Its been a long hard road for Kayizzi Joseph Kizito and his partner of one and half years, Rashid, a young gay couple from Uganda, who … More Gay Refugee Couple from Uganda Land Safely in Canada

Amnesty Hand Delivers Human Rights Report To Ugandan PM

See Video with examples of Police and Public Violence because of Repressive Laws By Melanie Nathan, October 24, 2014. On October 16, we reported that Amnesty International concluded a report on repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda that has led to increasing state repression, violence, homophobic and gender-based discrimination. … More Amnesty Hand Delivers Human Rights Report To Ugandan PM

Betrayed by Obama – Museveni in OUR White House

BY MELANIE NATHAN, AUGUST 05, 2014.   BETRAYAL BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE FIRST LADY! My Message to President Obama:  WTF!……. PRESIDENT Obama – I have been a huge supporter of yours. Where are your principles?  – You and the First Lady have now welcomed this gay hating corrupt dictator into OUR White House! “On … More Betrayed by Obama – Museveni in OUR White House

5000 Signatures Calling on Pope to ask Anti-Gay Ugandan Bishop to Resign

By Melanie Nathan, June 17, 2014. After Easter we broke a story here on OBLOGDEE calling out the Ugandan Catholic Bishop for anti-homosexuality remarks he made and his prior support of “The Kill the Gays Bill” which has now been enacted, to exclude the death penalty, but to include life in prison for gays. Now … More 5000 Signatures Calling on Pope to ask Anti-Gay Ugandan Bishop to Resign

Anti-Gay Uganda’s Ambassador Partners with National Tourism Association NTA in U.S.A.

To try and attract more U.S. tourism | NTA ignores plight of LGBTI Ugandans By Melanie Nathan, April 22, 2014. Given the current state of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and the profound anger at Uganda’s state institutionalized homophobia, causing horrific persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda, we are shocked that the National Tour Association (NTA), … More Anti-Gay Uganda’s Ambassador Partners with National Tourism Association NTA in U.S.A.

Medical Association Begs USA To Keep Funding Ugandan HIV AIDS despite Dangerous Raids

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

WARNING to Ugandan Gays to Beware Luring and MOB Attacks with Torture Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, March 19, 2014. A local Human Rights Defender in Uganda has posted the following critical warning, as news filters in of possibly 3 men, perceived as gay, have been attacked and seriously injured in Uganda. We will keep you updated as more news comes in. WARNING TO ALL THE UGANDAN LGBT COMMUNITY!!! … More WARNING to Ugandan Gays to Beware Luring and MOB Attacks with Torture Uganda

The U.S.’s Uganda Conundrum | War on Terror or Gay Rights

By Cd Kirven, March 09, 2014. “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.”  –Winston Churchill On Monday, Feb. 24, President Yoweri Museveni signed Uganda’s notorious anti-gay bill into law. Museveni has once again found himself in the middle of an international controversy by enacting … More The U.S.’s Uganda Conundrum | War on Terror or Gay Rights

Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2014. Mega wealthy Pastor Gary Skinner and his Ugandan Watoto Church, once known as Kampala Pentecostal Church, Uganda’s first and most infamous “mega church,”  is a fierce supporter in Uganda of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law. And they are about to tour the U.S.A. again to raise money … More Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

Ambassador DeLisi clarifies rumors of Kampala Embassy closure

Despite the stand-off between Kampala and Washington governments, the US is not closing its mission in Uganda By Cathy Kristofferson, March 5, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda clarified the United States’ position with Uganda following the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law February 24th.  Since that time there have been many reports … More Ambassador DeLisi clarifies rumors of Kampala Embassy closure

Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Persecutors of Gays

Red Pepper  OUT perceived Gays now WANTED for Persecution in the International Criminal Arena By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. On the very day that the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, assented to the Anti-homosexuality Bill, the publishers, staff and editors of Red Pepper Tabloid, Uganda, saw fit, yet again, to publish the faces and … More Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Persecutors of Gays

Ruling South African Party Blocks Motion Condemning Uganda for Anti-Gay Bill

Silence = death! Shame on South Africa’s President Zuma and the ruling ANC Party. By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. The South African Government has yet to come out with a definitive stand, condemning Uganda for its anti-Homosexuality Bill. South Africa, has an all inclusive full equality constitution which includes LGBTI people. The country is … More Ruling South African Party Blocks Motion Condemning Uganda for Anti-Gay Bill

Activists Execute Eviction Notice at Uganda’s D.C. Embassy

While others pay another visit to Scott Lively… By Cathy Kristofferson, February 24, 2014 Today in Washington D.C. and Springfield, MA – and many other locales worldwide we hope! – activists reacted to this morning’s signing of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, better known as Kill The Gays, by President Museveni with action. An eviction notice was … More Activists Execute Eviction Notice at Uganda’s D.C. Embassy

Tour Operator Cancels Ugandan Safaris due To Anti-Gay Bill

“… We must be able to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests regardless of sexual orientation.”” By Melanie Nathan, February, 2014. Many in the tourism industry consider the country of Uganda a jewel, often describing it as “the pearl of Africa.” Wildlife abounds and gorilla tracking is prime.  At Oblogdee we warned … More Tour Operator Cancels Ugandan Safaris due To Anti-Gay Bill

Ugandan President Museveni Signs Kill the Gays Bill

 “A dark cloud has fallen over my beautiful country, I cannot hold my tears!” By Melanie Nathan, February 24, 2014. On Monday February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Kill the Gays Bill, despite pleas around the Globe asking him to refrain. The media was notified with individual calls from the Sate House, … More Ugandan President Museveni Signs Kill the Gays Bill

Not yet signed the Ugandan President Juggles the Anti-Homosexuality Ball

By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed the Ugandan parliament on December 20, 2013. Although the Washington Blade and others report that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been signed, sources from the State House in Uganda inform us is that it has yet to be signed by president Museveni. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of … More Not yet signed the Ugandan President Juggles the Anti-Homosexuality Ball

How will Airlines With Diversity Policies Continue to operate in anti-Gay Uganda and Nigeria

The Not so Friendly Ugandan and  Nigerian Skies and we still wait to hear from United and Delta By Melanie Nathan, January 20, 2014. Many corporations in the United States, some of which operate internationally, have established diversity policies, where they tout non discriminatory policies based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disabilities. … More How will Airlines With Diversity Policies Continue to operate in anti-Gay Uganda and Nigeria

Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. Earlier today I wrote an article calling on President Obama to expel the Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S.A. because President Museveni has declared war with gays of the World, which includes the LGBT people of the United States of America. It seems the Canadians may be leading the pack … More Canada threatens to cut ties with Uganda over anti-gay bill

EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. In the face of the new  Anti-Homosexuality law, about to be signed with the assent of President Museveni, in Uganda, Catherine Ashton the High Representative in the European Union, has called on Uganda as follows: “I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to … More EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda President Persecutes LGBTQ People For Political Power

Political Research Organization Talks About the Bahati-Kadaga-Museveni Anti-Homosexuality Bill By Political Research Associates, on February 17, 2014 Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is walking a political tightrope on the backs of LGBT Ugandans. In declaring that he will sign Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Museveni seeks to solidify his crumbling political power while putting the blame for Uganda’s … More Uganda President Persecutes LGBTQ People For Political Power

Ugandan Scientists Say Homosexuality is an Abnormal Practice That Requires Regulation

AND because of this President Yoweri Museveni says he will assent to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2014. Findings by a group of Ugandan scientists from Makerere University and government have turned the anti-homosexuality bill debate around, according to the Ugandan Press. The report by Ugandan Scientist’s turned out as expected, ‘from … More Ugandan Scientists Say Homosexuality is an Abnormal Practice That Requires Regulation

Ugandan President Museveni Has Said He Will Sign the Anti-Gay Bill

Is this real or mere political pandering to increase his leadership popularity ? By Melanie Nathan, February 14, 2014. Unconfirmed reports are coming in from Uganda from our sources on the ground asserting that President Yoweri Museveni had said at a the NRM retreat that if the Anti-gay Bill was put in front of him, … More Ugandan President Museveni Has Said He Will Sign the Anti-Gay Bill

Ugandan MPS and Museveni Want to Stop Bail for Sodomy

Jail and no Bail Museveni’s Valentines Day gift to gays is making it worse for those who may try and escape persecution when arrested under unjustifiable and unconsitutional laws By Melanie Nathan, February 15, 2014. Just when we thought things could not get any worse for Ugandan Gay people, President Museveni and his ruling Party … More Ugandan MPS and Museveni Want to Stop Bail for Sodomy

Gays in Kenya Protest Against Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

As Kenyan’s stand poised to be one of the few countries in the region to consider tolerating diversity with a wider acceptance of LGBT people, By Melanie Nathan, February 1o, 2014. While gays and lesbians around the world are protesting the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda’s Kuchus are seeing solidarity and support expressed by … More Gays in Kenya Protest Against Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

Doctors Place an Ad in Ugandan Press Declaring Anti-Homosexuality Bill a Threat to Public Health

Posted by Melanie Nathan, Feb 09, 2014. In the continued controversial drama of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill,  an open letter appeared this week in a Uganda newspaper, sponsored by more than 60 doctors and eight organizations, in the context of President Museveni’s inquiry on homosexuality, as to whether or not it is an abnormality worthy … More Doctors Place an Ad in Ugandan Press Declaring Anti-Homosexuality Bill a Threat to Public Health

Denied by Ambassador Exiled Ugandans Reflect

I call upon all those than still have some humanity in them to rise up and fight for all marginalized LGBT people across the world.” VictorMukasa,Feb 5 2014 By Cathy Kristofferson, February 6, 2014 Tuesday the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance(KDA) protested in front of the D.C. Ugandan Embassy against the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) along with … More Denied by Ambassador Exiled Ugandans Reflect

National Prayer Breakfast: Inspiring Global Peace or Hate?

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 6, 2014 This morning was the National Prayer Breakfast, the sixth of Obama’s presidency. He spoke of how “history shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people — including the freedom of religion — are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful.” And “promoting religious freedom is … More National Prayer Breakfast: Inspiring Global Peace or Hate?