Shattered and Solidarity for Colorado Springs from African Refugees at AHRC

African Human Rights Coalition, Ambassador Liam: Many of us in refugee camps have fled anti-LGBTQI+ violence and seek safe countries around the world. We are shattered to hear about the mass murder of our American family of LGBTQI+ and send deepest condolences to all loved ones and community as we stand strongly in solidarity. #coloradosprings … More Shattered and Solidarity for Colorado Springs from African Refugees at AHRC

Come Out Come Out if you are Safe its OKAY

African Human Rights Coalition, the only organization in America and globally that works exclusively with LGBTQI+ people forcibly displaced in and from African countries, is commemorating the 34th annual National Coming Out Day by reminding that it is almost impossible for most LGBTQI+ people in African countries, to come out safely. National Coming Out Day … More Come Out Come Out if you are Safe its OKAY

Justice for Guinea Stadium Massacre while Human Rights Still in Question

By Melanie Nathan, Oct 7, 222 Thirteen years ago, Guinea’s security forces stormed a stadium filled with tens of thousands of peaceful protesters. More than 150 people were slaughtered, bodies strewn across the field. Scores of women were raped. Now, a long-delayed effort to bring the perpetrators of the massacre to justice is finally underway. … More Justice for Guinea Stadium Massacre while Human Rights Still in Question

REFLECTIONS on WISHING YOU HAPPINESS NEW YEAR 5783

As this Jewish New Year approaches, I am reminded of the refuge, sanctuary and home that Africa gave to my grandparents approximately 100 years ago, as they fled the Pogroms in Ukraine. America and Canada had turned us away! We, the stranger, were welcomed to South Africa. And it was complex… We were classified as … More REFLECTIONS on WISHING YOU HAPPINESS NEW YEAR 5783

100 Organizations Urging Biden Admin Reform of CAM Refugee & Parole Program

African Human Rights Coalition is a signatory to this letter: “We at AHRC are proud to participate in this quest to reform CAM – and bind ourselves to the plight of all those forcible displaced around the globe. Because we are one we support equity, justice, protection and solutions for ALL!” Melanie Nathan Today more … More 100 Organizations Urging Biden Admin Reform of CAM Refugee & Parole Program

AT A TIME LIKE THIS: WE DARE YOU AMERICA – FROM LGBTQI+ AFRICA

At a time like THIS! By Melanie Nathan and African Human Rights Coalition. We are living in a time where in America we are suffering the backlash against LGBTQI+ people – a backlash from actually attaining a measure of acceptance and a measure of equality. We only have a limited EQUALITY and we are still … More AT A TIME LIKE THIS: WE DARE YOU AMERICA – FROM LGBTQI+ AFRICA

Singapore Decriminalizes and Discriminates

It is very good news that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared that SINGAPORE would repeal the controversial 377A law – effectively legalizing homosexuality. However PM Lee followed this welcome announcement with his determination that same-sex marriage would be ruled out at this time through a push to amend the Constitution to define marriage … More Singapore Decriminalizes and Discriminates

Kenya Orders Facebook to Tackle Hate Speech or Face Suspension-

THE KENYAN CYBER-LAW ACT – prohibits LIES, SLANDER, HATE-SPEECH all of which are criminal and punishable offenses. This applies to individuals in Kenya! Kenya is in an election year and the country is facing election uprisings that will spells danger for many, and especially the most vulnerable, to include refugees, and more especially the unwelcome … More Kenya Orders Facebook to Tackle Hate Speech or Face Suspension-

San Francisco Pride Main Stage Speech with a Rousing Intro to Something Serious

This past Sunday at SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE, 2022, I had the great honor to present, on San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Main-Stage, an historic and poignant PRIDE video greeting from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Dr. Filippo Grandi, preceded by the courageous voices of LGBTQI+ people in forced displacement.   In a world where over … More San Francisco Pride Main Stage Speech with a Rousing Intro to Something Serious

California Law to give Refuge to Trans Kids Seeking Escaping Criminalizing U.S. State Laws

Senator Scott Wiener’s Legislation to Provide Refuge for Trans Kids and Their Families Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation to provide refuge for trans kids and their families, Senate Bill 107, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a vote of 5-2. SB 107 will protect trans kids and their … More California Law to give Refuge to Trans Kids Seeking Escaping Criminalizing U.S. State Laws

UK Expulsions to Rwanda Especially Egregious for LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers

Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of African Human Rights Coalition and publisher of this BLOG- (nathan@AfricanHRC.org): On June 11, 2022 Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the United Kingdom Home Secretary, Priti Patel who has now scheduled the first flight carrying people for June 14. Asylum seekers sent to Rwanda are then to be processed … More UK Expulsions to Rwanda Especially Egregious for LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers

The UK’s Off-Shoring of Asylum Process is Anti-Asylum and Anti-LGBTQI+

The United Kingdom published its safety assessment on Rwanda, intended to justify a recently announced agreement to send asylum seekers crossing the English Channel or other so called “irregular” or dangerous routes to the Central African country, for processing. An off-shoring of asylum! Britain was one of the first countries to ratify the Refugee Convention … More The UK’s Off-Shoring of Asylum Process is Anti-Asylum and Anti-LGBTQI+

Red Pepper Journalist Apologizes for Hanging Threat Against GAYS

AN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA SPECIAL, By Melanie Nathan- May 17, 2022 The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 … More Red Pepper Journalist Apologizes for Hanging Threat Against GAYS

L-PROJECT’s Women’s Freedom Festival at WEHO Pride

“WOMEN’S FREEDOM FESTIVAL” PRESENTED BY THE L-PROJECT LA AND SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES PRIDE! WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 3 @ 7PM TO 10PM, FREE Admission. LIVE Event. WHAT: The Women’s Freedom Festival will feature LGBTQI+BIPOC and non-binary musicians, comedians, poets, and activists, along with a featured performance from MILCK, singing her latest protest song, We Won’t … More L-PROJECT’s Women’s Freedom Festival at WEHO Pride

Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com This week we remember Aries Birthdays, Pogrom orphan refugees, Ukraine and South … More Philadelphia Report: How the Pogroms Remind South Africa to Take a Stand

Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly (Monday morning) series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts “Breakfast in Bed,”  on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com This weeks report, A week after the Oscars (Academy Awards) … More Philadelphia Report: A Week After The Oscars and The Big Real Deal

Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 28, 2022 – This week’s Philadelphia Report … More Philadelphia Report: SA Radio Today – Aries Fires a Twittering Temperament

On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

On Title 42’s Two-Year Anniversary, Advocates Urge Biden to End Illegal Expulsions WASHINGTON — On the two-year anniversary of Title 42, groups challenging expulsions of asylum-seeking families urge the Biden administration to end the deadly policy. Earlier this month the groups won a major victory in their class action lawsuit Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, with the D.C. Circuit prohibiting … More On Title 42 – An Anniversary Urging Biden to Ditch Trump’s Illegal Expulsions

South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT – I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at www.rt1485.com THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT MARCH 21, 2022 – By the mid to … More South African Radio – Melanie Nathan from Philadelphia Freedom to African Decolonization

Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

Dear All, I am so happy that it is the weekend. Because this has been a hella week. Yet our hella is nothing like the HELL being experienced around the world. We can either use our time to escape other people’s hell with lip service – we can talk the hell out of it – … More Perhaps Ukraine Can Wake the World to the GLOBAL Refugee Crisis

Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2022. Namibian immigration officials must reconsider their decision to deny residency to the Mexican partner of a gay Namibian man, the Supreme Court ruled today. Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Namibia, but the courts have gradually extended some protections to gay couples married in other countries. Guillermo Delgado had … More Namibian Appeal Sends Gay Man’s Case Back to Immigration Officials to Reconsider

Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day

 I was invited to do a weekly series on South African Radio: Each day, the fabulously talented South African personality, Jonathan Taylor hosts his “Breakfast in Bed,” a show on Radio Today, which live streams 8:00 AM, South African time, at http://www.rt1485.com Each week Jonathan gives me a question (usually on Monday mornings) in what … More Radio Today: As Love Sails Wisdom Captains – Happy Valentines Day

Senegal Lawmaker’s Holiday Gift to Gays is one of Persecution

It is being reported by Reuters and AHRC community that a group of Senegalese lawmakers drafted new law that would tighten already oppressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBTQI+ activities.   Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison in Senegal, where arrests and prosecutions have … More Senegal Lawmaker’s Holiday Gift to Gays is one of Persecution

UNHCR and USA – Good News for Advancing Needs of LGBTQI+ and other Refugee

From African Human Rights Coalition web-news: Much work occurred this past year by and on behalf of LGBTQI people in forced displacement, including the UNHCR Global Roundtable, with 13 thematic workshops resulting in 39 crucial recommendations. As well as UNHCR’s monthly consultations and Panel As well as World Pride Summit for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and … More UNHCR and USA – Good News for Advancing Needs of LGBTQI+ and other Refugee

Namibian Government Appeal is a Failure to Decolonize Sexuality

“By appealing the case, the Government in effect is propping up colonization and the tenets of Apartheid, weaponizing by robbing a small toddler of his rights.” Melanie Nathan I will be having a discussion on Namibian Press social media channels on Friday 12th – please see Facebook/ for details – stay tuned Republikein and Namibian … More Namibian Government Appeal is a Failure to Decolonize Sexuality

Botswana Appeals Court Hears Case on Decriminalization of LGBTQI Relations

The Botswana Court of Appeals held a hearing on reinstating the criminalization of  same-sex relations after the state appealed a 2019 ruling by the High Court to decriminalize. A full bench of the High Court of Botswana had ruled unanimously to strike down section 164(a) and (c), and section 167 of the Penal Code inherited … More Botswana Appeals Court Hears Case on Decriminalization of LGBTQI Relations

Re-Publish: Very little has Changed as Christians Persecute Gays, Lesbians and Trans People

Re-Publish: Written in 2016 – NOT IN GOD’S NAME- This Continues with Little change – except an increase in the migration and decriminalization by a mere 2 countries, Botswana and Angola. NOT IN GOD’S NAME –   A brief Reflection on Violence Promoted by Christian Churches in Africa, By Melanie Nathan, African Human Rights Coalition©, … More Re-Publish: Very little has Changed as Christians Persecute Gays, Lesbians and Trans People

Ghana and the New Hateful Anti LGBTI Draft Bill

Ghana is launching into anti-LGBTQI swampland that will bring violence and danger to LGBTQI individuals in that country, as well as risk the nations standing with regard to international AID and tourism. Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament may legislate up to 10 years in prison for LGBTQI individuals as well as groups those … More Ghana and the New Hateful Anti LGBTI Draft Bill