American Activist Provides Insights after day with Ugandan LGBTI Rights Hero Frank Mugisha

Reflecting on my day with Frank Mugisha By Cathy Kristofferson, GetEQUAL MA ; Photos by Joe Oliverio Now that the Ugandan Parliament has recessed with Speaker Kadaga unable to fulfill her ‘Christmas gift’ promise of passing the Kill-The-Gays bill for her people, the gay community of Uganda along with me and many activists worldwide have … More American Activist Provides Insights after day with Ugandan LGBTI Rights Hero Frank Mugisha

Ugandan Parliament Adjourns and Fails to Deliver Kadaga Anti-Gay Xmas Gift

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 14, 2012 Today after positioning at No. 7 on the Ugandan Parliament Order Papers, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has failed to see passage in the Ugandan Parliament.  Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had promised to deliver the Bill by Xmas as an insidious gift to Ugandans.  Her efforts may have been thwarted by the … More Ugandan Parliament Adjourns and Fails to Deliver Kadaga Anti-Gay Xmas Gift

Kill The Gays Bill slips off Ugandan Parliament Agenda in Favor of Presidential Speech

Museveni to provide Special Parliamentary Address and no sign of Kadaga Xmas Gift By Melanie Nathan, December 13, 2012. There is one day left of  Uganda’s Parliament for the year and after a month of taunting LGBT Ugandans while the Anti-Homosexuality Bill sat at position No. 1 for days on the Parliament Order Papers,  the … More Kill The Gays Bill slips off Ugandan Parliament Agenda in Favor of Presidential Speech

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Yvonne Chaka Chaka speak out against Criminalization of Homosexuality

Watch Video below where Yvonne Chaka Chaka overtly declares her support for Uganda’s Gay Community By Melanie Nathan,  12/12/2012 At the same time as the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, otherwise known as ‘The Kill the Gays Bill’ moves from the number one spot to number six on the Ugandan Parliament’s Order Papers, the United Nations played … More United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Yvonne Chaka Chaka speak out against Criminalization of Homosexuality

Ugandan Award Winning Activist Frank Mugisha Joins U.S. Protests

SMUG’s Mugisha protests at the place where Scott Lively Case will be heard. By Melanie Nathan, December 08, 2012. Until recently the Ugandan activists, who could face death or life imprisonment in Uganda, were asking international activists to tread cautiously when protesting the impending passage of the Anti-Homsexuality Bill (AHB).  Protests have now started ramping … More Ugandan Award Winning Activist Frank Mugisha Joins U.S. Protests

Ugandan Kill the Gays Bill Drops to Second Place With Death Still an Option

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 06, 2012. Due to the death of a former MP, Uganda’s Parliament did not consider any business yesterday. Instead, and took the day for a memorial to former MP Atenyi Deo Zabasaija. Warren Throckmorton,  noted that the bill might make it on the agenda Thursday, but he doubted and was correct to … More Ugandan Kill the Gays Bill Drops to Second Place With Death Still an Option

Is Facebook Going to BAN Uganda because of AHB

I have not independently verified this source. By Melanie Nathan, Dec 04, 2012,  10:21 AM Will Mark Zuckerberg may deliver the ultimate blow.  This could be  a move even more powerful than cutting AID by major Government.  Zuckerberg could well hold the ultimate key of isolation.  While Gay Ugandan activists will lose a treasured method … More Is Facebook Going to BAN Uganda because of AHB

Will Uganda Turn its Back on The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Protection for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – A Paper POSTED on Dec 01, 2012.   If Uganda legislates its new proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill it may find itself in international hot water; and those in high authority who support and  enforce it may find themselves accused of crimes against humanity, unable to travel internationally, with … More Will Uganda Turn its Back on The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Kill the Gays David Bahati Amongst those Accused of Igniting Chaos in Uganda’s Parliament

An Act of God? By Melanie Nathan, November 30, 2012. Amongst these names appears David Bahati, that honorable member of Parliament in Uganda who authored the Anti-Homosexuality (‘Kill the Gays’) Bill, now number one on the Parliament Order Papers, to be debated after the OIL Bill. All reports indicate that the Parliament was suspended by … More Kill the Gays David Bahati Amongst those Accused of Igniting Chaos in Uganda’s Parliament

A Lesbian’s Statement to Uganda’s Parliament and Speaker Kadaga

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

U.S. State Department concerned about Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill and has yet to see removal of death penalty

Even if Death penalty will be removed we will always refer to it as “The Kill The Gays Bill” Since it was first introduced in 2009,  the U.S. Department of State has been keeping a keen eye on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which is now back on the Order Papers for a reading this week … More U.S. State Department concerned about Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill and has yet to see removal of death penalty

The Process Ugandan Parliament Needs to Pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 21, 2012. Uganda‘s Anti-Homosexuality Bill (often called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the media)[1][2][3] is a legislative proposal that would broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Uganda by dividing homosexual behavior into two categories: “aggravated homosexuality”, in which an “offender” would receive the death penalty, or “the offence … More The Process Ugandan Parliament Needs to Pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan Anti-Gay Pastor Says ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ will not help solve problem of homosexuality

By Melanie Nathan, November 21, 2012. Pastor Moses Solomon Male a fervent anti-gay proponent and who was found guilty of conspiring to tarnish the name of Pastor Robert Kayanja with a false sodomy charge, has argued that the Anti-HomosexualityBill is a waste of time and will not help Ugandans prevail over the problem of homosexuality, according to … More Ugandan Anti-Gay Pastor Says ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ will not help solve problem of homosexuality

Ugandan Speaker taunts world vowing to revive Kill the Gays Bill

By Melanie Nathan, Oct 31, 2012. The Kill the Gay’s Bill may be back as  the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has indicated her intention to revive it. The Speaker, who was addressing a cross section of religious leaders upon her return from Canada where she attended the 127th Inter Parliamentary Union … More Ugandan Speaker taunts world vowing to revive Kill the Gays Bill

U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton Pays Tribute to Ugandan Gay Rights Defenders

By Melanie Nathan, August 04, 2012, “I’m well aware that you do your work often amidst difficult, even dangerous circumstances. I know that some of your lives have been threatened, your friends and families intimidated. But I want you to know that the United States is and will be your partner.” Hillary Clinton United States … More U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton Pays Tribute to Ugandan Gay Rights Defenders

Hang The Gays Monster Giles Muhame Heading to the US Amidst Extortion EXPOSÉ

Muhame Giles of Rolling Stone Uganda, is exposed as a Gay hating opportunist who is seeking to extort money from  a gay activist and the LGBTI community By Melanie Nathan, June 26, 2012 Giles Muhame the editor of Rolling Stone, the Ugandan tabloid that outed David Kato and 100 other gay, lesbian, and LGBTI people … More Hang The Gays Monster Giles Muhame Heading to the US Amidst Extortion EXPOSÉ

Ugandan Minister Launches Crusade Against Human Rights and LGBT NGO’s

By Melanie Nathan, June 20, 2012. Uganda’s persecution of its LGBTI community is heating up with recent lashing out on the part of one Minister who has decided to take the law into his own hands by breaking up peaceful lawful meetings and trying to de-register NGO’s. Ugandan Fr. Simon Lokodo, a catholic priest with … More Ugandan Minister Launches Crusade Against Human Rights and LGBT NGO’s

Uganda Gay Activsts Arrested in Unlawful Police Raid at Private Hotel Meeting

See shocking Video as Gay Activists and foreign visitor allies  unlawfully persecuted in Ugandan raid at hotel denotes a great danger for any group holding a peaceful meeting in Uganda Melanie Nathan, June 18, 2012. Police have unlawfully raided a gay rights meeting in Kampala Uganda and arrested LGBTI activists.  The group of sexual minority … More Uganda Gay Activsts Arrested in Unlawful Police Raid at Private Hotel Meeting

World Premiere A MISSIONARY POSITION by Ugandan American Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

While the passage of  Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, known as Kill the Gays Bill, remains a threat – Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 12, 2012. LOS ANGELES, CA — Noted Hollywood actor and photographer Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Blood Diamond; Treme; Heroes; CSI) debuts his newest solo work, A Missionary Position, this summer at REDCAT (Roy and … More World Premiere A MISSIONARY POSITION by Ugandan American Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

United Kingdom Petitioned not to deport lesbian Linda Nakibbuka to Anti Gay Uganda

Posted by Melanie Nathan.  June 02, 2012 A  campaign has been launched by the Movement for Justice, for the life of Linda Nakibbuka, an Ugandan lesbian at risk of deportation from United Kingdom to Uganda, a nation where both female and homosexual activity is illegal. The petition was launched to try and stop the deportation … More United Kingdom Petitioned not to deport lesbian Linda Nakibbuka to Anti Gay Uganda

Uganda Cannot Sweet Talk Kony 2012 when it wants to Kill Gays

Perhaps Prime Minster Mbabazi should be fair and at the same time alert such celebrities, that if they just happen to be gay, homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender, setting foot on Ugandan soil may render them guilty of a crime and subject to death penalty or life in prison; that is if the current Kill the Gays Bill passes into law. Kony 2012 no promo please Amama … More Uganda Cannot Sweet Talk Kony 2012 when it wants to Kill Gays

Will Ugandan David Bahati’s Political Aspiration Fool a Nation

Now while we abroad are screaming foul on behalf of the local LGBTI coalitions and community, we may well be playing into Bahati’s hands on a local level, as he has so much internal support we may actually be serving to enhance the unity. Yet I do believe still this could backfire as the more intelligent and less ambitious start to realize that this is nothing but the political aspirations of one man using an entire community to meet his needs. Maybe just maybe some local brave hero will expose him! Someone who is not afraid to display intellect and speak truth. … More Will Ugandan David Bahati’s Political Aspiration Fool a Nation

Barclays Citibank 160,000 People Sign Petition to Speak out Against Kill the Gays in Uganda

“You see, the mere mention of benefits for same-sex couples on a website, or the mere mention of inclusion of LGBT people in corporate diversity hiring policies, are tantamount to the “promotion” of homosexuality in Uganda, under the AHB!” Melanie Nathan, 02/27/2012, Last week I received a phone call from the folks at Change.org asking … More Barclays Citibank 160,000 People Sign Petition to Speak out Against Kill the Gays in Uganda

While Nelson Mandela’s Health an Issue Uganda and Liberia forge Apartheid

What would Madiba have said and done about the Anti-homosexuality Bills in Uganda and Liberia? Melanie Nathan , February 25, 2012 While Liberia and Uganda are forging their anti-homosexuality agendas, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 93, who has not been available for some time to advise on ANC policy, was rushed to hospital with … More While Nelson Mandela’s Health an Issue Uganda and Liberia forge Apartheid

Liberia New Anti-Homosexuality Bill Text | Death for Gays and Lesbians

First viewing of proposed text of bill. By Melanie Nathan,  2/21/2012 Expressed many times on my blog, is the fear that David Bahati’s Kill the Gays Bill, currently before the Ugandan Parliament, could well spread to other parts of Africa , as it is accompanied by the promotion of much anti-gay rhetoric and myth.  It … More Liberia New Anti-Homosexuality Bill Text | Death for Gays and Lesbians

See Video Update | Ugandan Minister Illegally Kicks Gays out of Luxury Resort in Entebbe

The minister has had the audacity to overtly act out one very reason the impending Anti-Homosexuality Act should not be passed in that country…. by Melanie Nathan, February 14, 2012 Ethics Minister Fr. Simon Lokodo, who recently said nobody would block the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, has today Tuesday blocked n LGBT conference on the shores of … More See Video Update | Ugandan Minister Illegally Kicks Gays out of Luxury Resort in Entebbe

Uganda’s Homophobic Parliament vs Concerned Spiritual leaders | Return of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill |

“If you are Lesbian, when you come to Uganda to entice our young people to join you in the immoral vice of homosexuality, we shall arrest you….” Y. Bihande by Melanie Nathan, 02/10/2012 This week the Ugandan Parliament got one step closer to legalizing persecution in its country.  David Bahati, the MP from Nordwa province … More Uganda’s Homophobic Parliament vs Concerned Spiritual leaders | Return of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill |

Video Ugandan Parliament Erupts into Applause as Anti-Homosexuality Bill Introduced

Ugandan  Parliament erupts in applause as Government pretends to distance itself from the kill the Gays Bill  by Melanie Nathan, February 09, 2012 We have been reporting for the past ten days about Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality bill of  2009 which has been reintroduced in its original form into the Ugandan 9th Parliament.   This Bill includes … More Video Ugandan Parliament Erupts into Applause as Anti-Homosexuality Bill Introduced

Kill The Gays Bahati Says Uganda Will Not be Blackmailed by the West

State Department Please take action now – LGBT World time for action now as the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is about to Pass the Ugandan Parliament; Is Bahati Booting Gays out of Uganda? No he would rather they languish in prison – he told me so! by Melanie Nathan, 02/08/2012 Today the Ugandan Parliament got one step … More Kill The Gays Bahati Says Uganda Will Not be Blackmailed by the West