South Africa Releases Draft Bill Proposing Jail for Hate Speech

Historic Hate Crimes Bill released – proposes 3 years in jail for hate speech Ten years in the making, the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has now been published in South Africa, for comment. The proposed legislation, inter alia, provides a three yer sentence  for those found guilty of hate … More South Africa Releases Draft Bill Proposing Jail for Hate Speech

Ugandan Hate Preacher Given Visa to Speak in the UK

When Uganda passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act back in December 2013, several religious leaders pushed hard for the Ugandan President to assent to the Bill, which came to be known as The Kill the Gays Bill.  Two such religious leaders include a certain married  couple,  Dr. Joseph Serwadda and  Pastor Freda Serwadda,  from the Victory Christian … More Ugandan Hate Preacher Given Visa to Speak in the UK

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

Ambassador to Uganda Qwelane still running from the law

Posted by Melanie Nathan, August 28, 2013 The hate speech case against homophobic journalist Jon Qwelane is set to continue to drag on into its sixth year without finality, notes South African site, MambaOnline: In addition, Qwelane will be challenging the constitutionality of the Equality Act, under which he was convicted, in an effort to … More Ambassador to Uganda Qwelane still running from the law

P.E. Herald Publishes Hate Ad designed to intimidate Gay Community

By Melanie Nathan, June 12, 2013. UPDATED 6/13/20123. P.E. Herald took swift action in  Apologizing to the South African Gay Community for an Ad that was placed on page 3 of their print publication: “The Herald Port Elizabeth – The Herald distances itself from the contents of this advert which goes against the basic tenets … More P.E. Herald Publishes Hate Ad designed to intimidate Gay Community

Janet Porter’s Heather Has 2 Cigarettes Banned by YouTube for Hate Speech

Lesbian Mom and LGBT Advocate Melanie Nathan Responds By Melanie Nathan, May 02, 2013. Imagine my disgust when I saw the video below. It felt abusive and its horrendous attempt at parody sickened me, as a lesbian mom. Janet Porter and her clan are touting that gay relationships are 3 times more dangerous than smoking … More Janet Porter’s Heather Has 2 Cigarettes Banned by YouTube for Hate Speech

Hatemonger Scott Lively invited to debate Gay Rights at Prestigious Oxford Union

By Melanie Nathan, January 11, 2013. UPDATED: 1/18/2013  10.30 am PST.  Scott Lively GAY Hatemonger @OxfordUnion  was due to speak last night in a debate re ‘gay rights’, but an alleged error saw him given the date of the Israel debate on 31st January instead.    As Mr Lively had already arranged his travel around that … More Hatemonger Scott Lively invited to debate Gay Rights at Prestigious Oxford Union

Zulu King Homophobic Spit on South African Constitution | President Jacob Zuma Stands by in Silence

I am calling on President Jacob Zuma to condemn homophobic remarks on Center stage in harsher terms; his feeble attempt at reprimand does not make leadership grade! By Melanie Nathan – January 23, 2011 Johannesburg – Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini has criticized people who engage in same sex relationships, labelling them as “rotten”, according … More Zulu King Homophobic Spit on South African Constitution | President Jacob Zuma Stands by in Silence

Apartheid Against LGBTI Americans – A View via the Hate Speech Ruling for South African Envoy to Uganda Jon Qwelane

06/02/2011, by Melanie Nathan, When I immigrated to the United States in 1985, I marveled at the U.S. Constitution. It protected everything.   I left a place where it was constitutional to discriminate – in fact it was required that one discern between races when it came to where people could live, who could vote and … More Apartheid Against LGBTI Americans – A View via the Hate Speech Ruling for South African Envoy to Uganda Jon Qwelane