Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 16, 2013. Statement by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC): Black gay, bisexual and trans fathers, uncles and brothers play many important roles in the Black community. As caregivers, role models, providers, teachers, friends and leaders, Black gay, bisexual and trans men are invaluable threads in the fabric of the … More On Fathers Day NBJC honors the commitment of Black gay, bisexual and trans men
Lying to fund raise – how low can you go Janet Porter? By Melanie Nathan, April 30, 2013. Watch this video by Faith 2 Action – one of the anti-gay groups at war with the idea of equality. In their desperate cling to bigoted ideology and a lost battle, they try and raise money for … More Anti-gay Video stoops comparing gays to adulterers to raise money for documentary
PLEASE help spread the word By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2013. Our Family Coalition is a Bay Area organization committed to promoting the equality and well-being of LGBTQ families. The organization strives to provide programs responsive to the evolving need of the communities they serve. With many challenges ahead, OFC needs your critical input; they … More San Francisco’s Our Family Coalition Survey Needs You Now
By Melanie Nathan, April 04, 2013. The board of Johannesburg Gay Pride Festival Company (JGPFC) has voted to wind up the Section 21 (not-for-profit) company that has produced ‘Joburg Pride’ over the past seven years. The voluntary winding up of JGPFC was decided by an unanimous resolution at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 13 … More Johannesburg Gay Pride Cancelled as Board Dissolves
by Melanie Nathan, Oct 07. 2012. South African lesbian feminists called for a pause, a minute of silence at the Johannesburg (Joburg) Gay Pride Parade, to remember lesbians and LGBTI victims of homophobic murders, yet were denied their moment by Pride organizers. A group calling themselves One in Nine chanted “one minute of silence” and … More Lesbian Group Disrupts Johannesburg LGBTI Pride Parade
By Melanie Nathan, July 29,2012. I have always thought of the Vietnamese as pragmatists when it comes to the law. Associated Press is reporting that the Vietnamese are considering the possibility of registering unions for same-sex couples. Homosexuality is a sensitive subject in Vietnam, as in most Asian countries, yet the Ministry of Justice has … More Vietnam Considers Law for Same-Sex Unions
Simplicity in the name of a movement By MELANIE NATHAN, April 10, 2010 What happened to our LGBTQI movement? Since 1970, post Stonewall ? We have a quest for gay marriage rights, we have a quest for social security, we have a quest for immigration equality, to serve openly in the military, to … More THE LGBTQI PINK PRINT – A Liberation Plan for Gay USA
This is what we need to see more of – We should urge all those who voted for DOMA to now co-sponsor its repeal under the new Respect for Marriage Act introduced this week by Rep. Jerrold Nadler. Proudly changing my position on DOMA (Rep. Earl Blumenauer By Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) … More Ask your Congress Members to Redeem Themselves….
A Commentary- by Melanie Nathan of oblogdeeoblogda In response to this Article By CHRIS JOHNSON, in today’s Washington Blade “Nadler to unveil DOMA repeal bill Tuesday Frank not among legislation’s co-sponsors” at http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=27153 There is so much LGBT popcorn popping on the Hill (D.C.) that it is tough to discern which bag to choose; the one … More NADLER V. FRANK = LGBT Unity?
http://dl5.activatedirect.com/fs/d:l/x0rye2v8gr4ci1/y9d7bbbp814ysd/2 Duvall’s sex comments at July 8 hearing THE FALLOUT…… “birds of a feather” Miller laughed and now he too has been ousted from the ETHICS Committee:- Assembly member Jeff Miller (R) from Corona laughed, as his resigned GOP colleague, Michael Duvall flagrantly boasted sexual exploits over an open microphone inside the Committee Room in … More THE FALLOUT…… “birds of a feather”
California‘s Assembly has sent a message today – that it will accept no less than full immigration equality for its same-sex partners. AJR 15 is a Resolution that expresses its support for the Federal bill, UAFA, that places the words “permanent partner” next to “souse” in the Immigration and Nationality Act, thereby giving gay and lesbianpartners … More Resolution in Support of UAFA moves through California Assembly –
Is it Saturday Night Live; is it real? AND this is so real what have to fight for- lol ? I am terrified for the first time in my life of the GIANT OF COURSE
Federal judge reviews arguments in Prop. 8 case Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, August 16, 2009 Sunday, August 16, 2009 For one side in the federal court battle over same-sex marriage in California, Proposition 8 was just the latest example of historical persecution of gays and lesbians based on sexual orientation. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/15/BA4J196JHC.DTL#ixzz0OMnLKxRf
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
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