The Million Moms Focus on Hating Hallmark is in Fact Loving Lesbians

One Million Moms, the vehemently anti-LGBTQI hate group, is at it again. They want you to boycott Hallmark for featuring lesbian couples on their wedding show, Wedding Every Weekend.. Their inconsequential boycotts, aimed at erasing anything queer, lesbian, gay, bi or trans, continues to serve to enhance our legitimacy and ongoing quest for equality. Yes, … More The Million Moms Focus on Hating Hallmark is in Fact Loving Lesbians

Honoring Lesbian Survivors on International Women’s Day #IWD 2019

Today is International Women’s Day #IWD2019: We celebrate and stand in solidarity with all women, noting their tenacity and fortitude, especially those who courageously survive violence and defy patriarchy.  At African HRC with global lesbians and transgender women our family, we continue to fight for the basic human right to autonomy of mind and body. Here … More Honoring Lesbian Survivors on International Women’s Day #IWD 2019

Botswana Africa’s Next Hope for Decriminalization of Homosexuality

The Botswana High Court has announced that it will finally hear a case on the decriminalization of homosexuality next year:  According to our friends at Mamba Online, the full bench of the court ordered that a hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex sexual activities … More Botswana Africa’s Next Hope for Decriminalization of Homosexuality

Malaysia Allows Torture of Muslim Women Convicted of Attempting Lesbian Sex

More than 100 people witnessed the torturing of 2 women who were subjected to Sharia Law’s punitive measure for admitting to attempting to have sex. Two Muslim Malaysian women, aged 22 and 32, were each caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu, after being convicted of attempting to have … More Malaysia Allows Torture of Muslim Women Convicted of Attempting Lesbian Sex

South African Police Officer Beats Women Perceived as Lesbians.

A now suspended Mthatha police officer has been accused of assaulting four women in his home, allegedly because they are lesbian. He is due to appear in court on 17 July. While South Africa’s Constitution provides equality for LGBTQI people, members of society continue to express hate through violent crime.   However this becomes even … More South African Police Officer Beats Women Perceived as Lesbians.

London Pride and SF Dyke March Note that A Handful of Lesbian Separatists Are not Who We ALL Are!

Keeping things in focus – this is less about the Pride and Parade organizations as a whole and the majority who adhere to inclusion and more about a tiny handful of bigoted jerks who want to exclude members of our community! Most lesbians are not separatists wanting to exclude transgender people from our community. I have … More London Pride and SF Dyke March Note that A Handful of Lesbian Separatists Are not Who We ALL Are!

More than 1 Lesson from Thiel’s Affair with Trump

I too have had some months to soak in all those Trump assurances.  Not that I was ever stupid enough to believe them: The “oh don’t worry about LGBT rights going backwards, Trump will be great to gays, after all he has ‘Ivanka the Wonderful’, who has sooo many gay friends, she will surely influence … More More than 1 Lesson from Thiel’s Affair with Trump

Navy Secretary Calls on Gays and Lesbian Vets to Have Military Records Corrected

The Pentagon held its fifth annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride ceremony Wednesday. The Washington Examiner reports,  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called on gay and lesbian veterans who received a less-than-honorable discharge under the old ban on gays serving openly in the military to have their records corrected to reflect they served honorably. … More Navy Secretary Calls on Gays and Lesbian Vets to Have Military Records Corrected

South African Minister Promises Change for Home Affairs to become LGBTI Friendly

South Africa has a relatively new Constitution, birthed soon after iconic former President Nelson Mandela was released from prison and Apartheid ended. Included in that dramatic change was equality for all, including LGBTI people. Yet, despite its all inclusive Constitution, South African gays, lesbians, and transgender community has experienced profound homophobia and transphobia, often resulting … More South African Minister Promises Change for Home Affairs to become LGBTI Friendly

Federal Court Overturns Mississippi Adoption Ban

A Federal court has overturned the same-sex adoption ban in Mississippi, today. Judge Daniel P. Jordan III of the United States District Court, for The Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division ruled has ruled the ban on adoption by gay and lesbian couples in Mississippi, under Mississippi Code section 93-17-3(5) which states simply: “Adoption by … More Federal Court Overturns Mississippi Adoption Ban

Ugandan Trans Activist Brutally Assaulted by Anti-LGBT Mob

  By Melanie Nathan, October 22, 2015. A well known Ugandan transgender activist is in hospital after being beaten by an angry anti-LGBT mob in Uganda, today. Beyonce Karungi, 35, went into hiding after receiving several hate threats. When she emerged, she was attacked by a group of five unknown men, sustaining serious facial and  … More Ugandan Trans Activist Brutally Assaulted by Anti-LGBT Mob

South Africa Trial of 2 Men Accused of Raping Lesbian

The guise of so called “corrective” rape against lesbians are hate attacks by men who believe woman are there for their use! By Melanie Nathan, January 28, 2015. The trial of two men accused of raping a lesbian, to supposedly “correct” her sexual orientation commenced in the South African city of Port Elizabeth, Wednesday. The … More South Africa Trial of 2 Men Accused of Raping Lesbian

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

Important Queer and Trans Art Exhibit at Wits

Queer and Trans Art-iculations: Collaborative Art for Social Change | Zanele Muholi and Gabrielle Le Roux Posted by Melanie Nathan, January, 23, 2014. The Wits Art Museum, ( The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) in partnership with Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and Inkanyiso, is proud to announce the exhibition Queer and Trans Art-iculations: Collaborative … More Important Queer and Trans Art Exhibit at Wits

Another South African Lesbian Murdered in Township

By Melanie Nathan, December 22, 2013. Maleshwane Radebe died from a stab wound to her neck after she and her girlfriend were attacked and robbed in their  East Rand township  shack in Ratanda. Charl Blignaut who blogged this at City Press has spent time with Inkanyiso, the visual activists documenting the ever-growing number of rapes … More Another South African Lesbian Murdered in Township

Ghana Press misrepresents UNAIDS blaming AIDS and HIV on Homosexuality

By Melanie Nathan, August 20, 2013. In an unconscionable gross misrepresentation and twist of wording the press in the African country Ghana is seizing on the words of the UNAIDS (United Nation’s AIDS Organization) to further demonize homosexuality and local LGBTI people. Following a conference in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire, as reflected in the  example of … More Ghana Press misrepresents UNAIDS blaming AIDS and HIV on Homosexuality

Ugandan Speaker Kadaga speaks out on violence against women at Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference

Are lesbians not women too? CALLING SPEAKER OUT IN AFRICA AS A HYPOCRITE by Melanie Nathan, February 20, 2013. Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature hosts the fifth Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians’ (CWP) Africa Region conference8 Feb 2013. Delegates and observers of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association attended a the Commonwealth Women Parliamentary (CWP) Conference,  in East London, South … More Ugandan Speaker Kadaga speaks out on violence against women at Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference

Targeting United States Senators complicit with Evangelicals in the export of hate to Uganda to Kill the Gays

By Melanie Nathan, November 26, 2012. Campaign against United States Senators Complicit with Evangelicals in the export of hate to Uganda to kill and imprison gays and lesbians. Americans who believe in the human right to freedom of sexuality, freedom of religion and the equal right to happiness must hold The Family and participating United … More Targeting United States Senators complicit with Evangelicals in the export of hate to Uganda to Kill the Gays

UK Breaks Pledge to not Deport Gay and Lesbian Asylum Seekers

Deportation of LGBT refugees continues Government breaks its pledge of a safe haven By Melanie Nathan, Oct 31, 2012 The deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers have not ceased are continuing, despite government pledges to ensure their refuge in the United Kingdom.  According to a Press Statement by Peter Tatchell, Director … More UK Breaks Pledge to not Deport Gay and Lesbian Asylum Seekers

Rick Santorum Stands by as Violence Erupts at Rally – Marriage Equality Filmmakers Attacked

By Melanie Nathan,  February 18, 2012. After an exhilarating morning at the historic signing of WA State’s Marriage Equality Bill by Governor Christine Gregoire, Kristina Lapinski of GAY USA the Movie, and I attended the Rick Santorum rally held in Tacoma, at the Washington Historical Museum’s outdoor amphitheater.  Little did we know that we would … More Rick Santorum Stands by as Violence Erupts at Rally – Marriage Equality Filmmakers Attacked

Gay Zambia | Constitutional Recognition of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

by Charles Zambia, Guest Writer “Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in Zambia live in constant fear of detention, discrimination in education, employment, housing, and access to services, and extortion – all buttressed by the existence of sections 155 – 157 of the Penal Code and the lack of specific legal protections for LGBT people under Zambian … More Gay Zambia | Constitutional Recognition of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

The Israel Uganda Connection: ‘Never Again’ or ‘We Did not Know?’

B’Vakashah, which is it going to be? by Melanie Nathan, Dec 13, 2011 Rumor has it that former minister and Israeli career politician Rafael “Rafi” Eitan, now 85 years of age, is trying to do business in Uganda, seeking to start an agricultural enterprise. I wonder if Eitan knows that Ugandans are currently ‘scape-goating’ gays, … More The Israel Uganda Connection: ‘Never Again’ or ‘We Did not Know?’

Adviser to Ugandan President Speaks Against Hillary Clinton’s Pro Gay Tone

by Melanie Nathan, December 11, 2011 Last week Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama in a statements and  memo, respectively, called for sweeping pro LGBTI foreign policy and human rights recognition, noting emerging assistance for LGBT organizations and asylum seekers, worldwide. Calling discrimination of homosexual and transgender people “one of the remaining human rights … More Adviser to Ugandan President Speaks Against Hillary Clinton’s Pro Gay Tone

Ghana: Minister Orders Arrest of All Homosexuals and Lesbians

July 11, 2011, Melanie Nathan, Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo, of Ghana,  has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the region.  “He has tasked the Bureau of National Investigations and all security agencies to smoke out persons suspected to be engaging in same sex.” (MyJoyOnline) He also enlisted the services of landlords … More Ghana: Minister Orders Arrest of All Homosexuals and Lesbians

London Pride: Politicians MIA, the SA Gay Flag and More

July 06, 2011,  by Melanie Nathan (USA)  and Henry Bantjez (SA), One million or more took part in the annual Pride Parade through London today, through streets lined with curious onlookers.  This year, unlike in the past, the march took place around the old BBC building in Portland Place, going down from there to Oxford … More London Pride: Politicians MIA, the SA Gay Flag and More

Same-Sex Marriage License Applications Available for NYC Couples

07/05/20011, by Melanie Nathan As of today the New York Times reports that the marriage license application form, in the City of New York,  still asks for the “groom info” and “bride info.”  However that is not likely to stop a whopping $140 million dollar surge (estimated) for the City as it braces for the … More Same-Sex Marriage License Applications Available for NYC Couples