Obama Defies Kenya Anti-Homosexuality Stance by Speaking for Equality

And warns that treating people unequally leads to bad things By Melanie Nathan, July 25, 2015. At a news conference held in in Nairobi with U.S. President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, both spoke in agreement on all issues, except that of gay human rights.  President Obama responded to the question with brazen … More Obama Defies Kenya Anti-Homosexuality Stance by Speaking for Equality

Top 10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton is Good for Gays

By Melanie Nathan, April 12, 2105 Today Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy for President of the United States of America. While she has yet to outline her campaign goals, the support amongst Democrats for her run has been enormous, with huge expectations by the Gays ( I use term Gays collectively here to represent … More Top 10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton is Good for Gays

Amnesty International on Museveni’s Signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Rights and freedoms under attack with new legislation Posted by Melanie Nathan AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AFR 59/005/2014 24 February 2014 President Yoweri Museveni’s approval by assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act confirms the Ugandan government’s increasing use of legislation to diminish fundamental rights and freedoms secured under Uganda’s Constitution and in regional … More Amnesty International on Museveni’s Signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Florida Mayors Urge Putin to End LGBT Discrimination

By Melanie Nathan, January 30, 2014 Today, three Florida mayors whose cities have Sister or Friendship City relationships with cities in Russia co-signed a letter to Russian President Vladmir Putin criticizing the anti-gay laws and violence in the country that will host the Winter Olympics at Sochi. Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer … More Florida Mayors Urge Putin to End LGBT Discrimination

President Obama Urged to Expand Russian Human Rights Violators on Magnitsky List

See Our Open Letter January 3, 2014 Several  prominent human rights, political, community & non-profit organizations, activists and journalists are urging President Obama to reconsider his administration decision, asking the President to expand the Magnitsky List, designed to ban Russian human rights violators from entering the US, and having all their assets at US financial … More President Obama Urged to Expand Russian Human Rights Violators on Magnitsky List

Help Ugandan Gays | An Open Letter To President Barack Obama

Actions speak louder than words and now is the time to act By Melanie Nathan, January 03, 2014. I sent a letter off today to President Obama, asking him to help our Kuchu family in Uganda.  We should not be separated by borders when our lives are at stake.  So many of us were rescued … More Help Ugandan Gays | An Open Letter To President Barack Obama

Protestors Condemn Gambian President’s Persecution of Gays

UN speech is latest of many homophobic rants  | Gay sex & cross-dressing illegal with a Threat to behead LGBTs Posted by Melanie Nathan, 14 October 2013. LGBTI protesters picketed the Gambian High Commission in London last Thursday, October 10,  to condemn the country’s president, Yahya Jammeh, over his repeated homophobic tirades. The protest was … More Protestors Condemn Gambian President’s Persecution of Gays

$300 billion in federal contracts granted where no LGBT job protections exist

20% of the American workforce is ‘dreaming and waiting’ for you, Mr. President…  By Cathy Kristofferson, April 10, 2013 Following the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality, I wrote a piece here on this BLOG titled ‘Marriage is nothing without job protections’.  One of the described protections that could be put in place was an executive … More $300 billion in federal contracts granted where no LGBT job protections exist

President Obama Speaks at Event Sponsored by Secretive Group Known as “The Family”

 While the President Eschews LGBT Equality he Supports Group Behind “Kill the Gays” Bill in Uganda and GetEQUAL  did not stage  its annual responsive “Breakfast Without Bigotry” which protests  outside the National Prayer Breakfast because Michael Dixon, the lead organizer died suddenly  last week. He died unequal under the law. WASHINGTON, DC — Today President … More President Obama Speaks at Event Sponsored by Secretive Group Known as “The Family”

NLGJA Announces death of Michael Triplett its President

Statement by NLGJA, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association By Melanie Nathan, January 17, 2013. It is with great sadness that we inform you that our friend and leader, NLGJA President Michael Triplett, passed away today after a courageous battle with cancer. While Michael only served as president for a few short months, he has … More NLGJA Announces death of Michael Triplett its President

Shame on Cain: Herman Cain unable to pull off a “Clarence Thomas”

 Herman Cain suspends his campaign for 2012 GOP presidential nomination  By Melanie Nathan, December 3,  Herman Cain, was an unknown businessman a few months back until he decided to run for the Republican presidential nomination.  Soon a bunch of whistle blowing harassment survivors seized the imperative duty to inform the American public that our erstwhile godfather  … More Shame on Cain: Herman Cain unable to pull off a “Clarence Thomas”

Fred Karger Republican Presidential Candidate Fights for ENDA

By Melanie Nathan, Dec 02, 2011 Yesterday, Fred Karger launched his issues campaign.  It was my pleasure to write an article for the Advocate that posted at the moment of Karger’s launch. While still a staunch Democrat and supporter of President Obama, I believe that I am still obligated to provide Fred Karger, the first … More Fred Karger Republican Presidential Candidate Fights for ENDA

State of the Union: President Obama Admonishes Republicans

 by Melanie Nathan, January 27, 2010.  The President’s State of  the Union Address was uplifting, sincere and an earnest attempt to deliver the imperative message – There is hope but the Republicans better get off their campaign trail and into Congress.   As I looked across the Republican side all I saw was a bunch of fuddy … More State of the Union: President Obama Admonishes Republicans

Miss California and Donald Trump use President Obama as a shield for their bigotry and to clear and smear…

Donald Trump, Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA Pageant conducted a press conference today, to clear Ms. California and smear equality for America’s lesbian and gay community. Trump and Perjean purported to align to President Obama’s position and statement on gay marriage.  The conference was used as a platform (mmm maybe he was thinking Rosie – vendetta-in his overt endorsement … More Miss California and Donald Trump use President Obama as a shield for their bigotry and to clear and smear…

This is unbelievably shameful – Shame on FOX!

  Picked up on FANCAST blog:- “This afternoon the Fox network issued a statement saying it will air regular programming Wednesday night instead of President Obama’s 100-day news conference. “The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 PM (ET),” Fox said via a carefully worded statement. … More This is unbelievably shameful – Shame on FOX!