Anti-Apartheid Activist Maimed by LAPD During Protest to Speak at LAPD HQ

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTOR BRADLEY STEYN SHOT IN THE SCROTUM BY RUBBER BULLETS TO SPEAK OUT AT PRESS CONFERENCE, CALL FOR REFORMS- ATTORNEY LISA BLOOM WILL OUTLINE NEXT LEGAL STEPS FOR INJURED SOUTH AFRICAN ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST MAIMED BY LAPD #BlackLivesMatter supporters are encouraged to attend to show support for Mr. Steyn and all victims of police … More Anti-Apartheid Activist Maimed by LAPD During Protest to Speak at LAPD HQ

San Anselmo Council Fails to Hold White Town Accountable in George Floyd Statement

San Anselmo finally came out with a statement about the George Floyd murder and surge in Black Lives Matter call for action: This would have been the time for the Town of San Anselmo to own and acknowledge and commit to change. But it failed miserably. When you are a town in America that has … More San Anselmo Council Fails to Hold White Town Accountable in George Floyd Statement

Protesting In Kenya Dangerous for LGBTI Refugees

From African Human Rights Coalition HERE: A WARNING Regarding Refugee Protests 2020-03-06 | AFrican HRC, Volunteer Staff WARNING: WE ARE URGING LGBTI REFUGEES IN KENYA TO READ OUR ADVISORY BELOW AND CONSIDER REFRAINING FROM PROTESTS ANYWHERE IN KENYA AT THIS TIME WE ARE URGING POTENTIAL FUNDERS OF PROTESTS TO NOTE THIS ADVISORY To ALL refugees in Kenya: … More Protesting In Kenya Dangerous for LGBTI Refugees

Funding of Protests: Responsible Donors and Funders Context Africa LGBTQI

With a Focus on Kenya In a recent advisory written for African Human Rights Coalition it is noted that leadership has a heightened responsibility when staging protests, especially under circumstances that have wide far reaching impacts on entire LGBTQI refugee resettlement and protection programs. There has been widespread appreciation by those impacted, who have expressed … More Funding of Protests: Responsible Donors and Funders Context Africa LGBTQI

LGBT Refugee Peaceful Protest Turns Violent at UNHCR Compound in Kenya

Kenya is a hostile host to LGBTI refugees:– Thirty LGBTI Refugees in Kakuma Camp, Kenya, mostly Ugandans participating in an approved peaceful demonstration, tried to deliver a document to UNHCR, but after being refused entry into the compound were viciously attacked by police.  I have reached out to UNHCR for comment and will update accordingly. The conditions … More LGBT Refugee Peaceful Protest Turns Violent at UNHCR Compound in Kenya

Some News Americans May Not Be Interested In

Cameroon is not an ideal place for journalists to thrive in, due to laws that constantly threaten their freedom and independence, a recent report by a media rights group has said. Imagine that!  The 2018 Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders said Cameroonian authorities have imposed a climate of fear and self-censorship on … More Some News Americans May Not Be Interested In

Protesting DONALD’s DUMPING of DACA

PLEASE – SIGN Senator Kamala Harris  PETITION BELOW: Via CNN:  The Trump administration on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA — a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program as … More Protesting DONALD’s DUMPING of DACA

Join Global Russian Protests in San Francisco

INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS ON 25th ANNIVERSARY  – OF THE DAY OF RUSSIA The Day of Russia (Russian: День России, Den’ Rossii) ) celebrates the end of Communist rule and the beginning of the Russian Federation. It is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated annually on June 12 since 1992.  It commemorates … More Join Global Russian Protests in San Francisco

Activists to Protest 1% HRC Elitism and AIDS Neglect

New York and San Francisco By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2015. The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and other HIV activist organizations will converge to protest the neglect of the AIDS crisis by mainstream LGBT organizations at the annual self-congratulatory gala held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City by Human Rights Campaign … More Activists to Protest 1% HRC Elitism and AIDS Neglect

Protest at South African Embassy in D.C. Slams Zuma for Failing on Gay Rights

Zuma is seen as condoning the new homophobic laws of Uganda, while assaulting the principles of South Africa’s Constitution. By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2014. Today a group of American activists targeted the South African Embassy in Washington D.C., to protest President Jacob Zuma’s recent comments that he supports the Ugandan Governments sovereign right to … More Protest at South African Embassy in D.C. Slams Zuma for Failing on Gay Rights

Gay Activists in “Bloody” Demonstration Against Sochi

Queer Nation Demo Marks Opening of Sochi Olympics with Fake Blood Poured on Olympic Flag Vladimir Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws  | State-Sanctioned Anti-Gay Violence at Issue By Melanie Nathan, February 07, 2014. New York, NY (February 6, 2014) — More than 100 members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian … More Gay Activists in “Bloody” Demonstration Against Sochi

Gays to protest Sochi Olympic opening at Russian Consulate

 GAY PROTESTERS WILL RETURN TO RUSSIAN CONSULATE  | February 6 Queer Nation Demo To Mark Opening of Sochi Olympics Vladimir Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws and State-Sanctioned Anti-Gay Violence at Issue Posted  by Melanie Nathan New York, NY (January 30, 2014) — Members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian government’s … More Gays to protest Sochi Olympic opening at Russian Consulate

10 Urgent Actions You Can Take Against Anti-Gay Nigeria

#NIGERIAJAILSGAYS By Melanie Nathan, January 13, 2014. Today we heard in breaking news that Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has surreptitiously signed the so-called Same Sex Prohibition Bill into law. Reports are that Jonathan actually signed the Bill, better known as the “Jail-All-The-Gays” Bill, quietly last week. News of it’s signing has only now been leaked. The … More 10 Urgent Actions You Can Take Against Anti-Gay Nigeria

London protests Ugandan witch-hunts and show trials of LGBT people

By Melanie Nathan, November 18, 2013. Obscuring the photo of a gorilla in the window, an enticement for London’s tourists to keep Uganda’s safari and wildlife tourism going strong, were a group of LGBT human rights defenders and allies, protesting the horror that is now impacting Uganda’s LGBT community.  Many gay people are waiting in … More London protests Ugandan witch-hunts and show trials of LGBT people

Queer Nation Disrupts Russian Government Officials at Investment Forum

SEE VIDEO Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 28, 2013. New York, NY (October 28, 2013) — Gay activists directly confronted Russian government officials over that country’s anti-LGBT laws during a forum to promote US investment in Russia, disrupting a panel promoting investment in Moscow.One after another, three members of Queer Nation rose to question the … More Queer Nation Disrupts Russian Government Officials at Investment Forum

Gays to Fly Rainbow Flag Outside Russian Consulate in San Francisco

Protest Part of Global LGBT Solidarity Campaign By Melanie Nathan, August 02, 2013. San Francisco, CA — On Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 12:00 pm (noon) San Franciscans will gather at the Russian Consulate at 2790 Green Street (near Baker Street) to protest new anti-gay laws passed in Russia that subject LGBT Russians and foreign … More Gays to Fly Rainbow Flag Outside Russian Consulate in San Francisco

San Francisco to protest Pride’s cancellation of Bradley Manning honor

By Melanie Nathan, April 28, 2013. San Francisco, CA – Gay activists have called a protest against the San Francisco Pride Committee for withdrawing of Bradley Manning as an honorary Grand Marshal for this year’s Pride. Bradley Manning, widely known to be gay, had been selected to be one of the Grand Marshals of the … More San Francisco to protest Pride’s cancellation of Bradley Manning honor

Gays and Workers Protest Beverley Hills Hotel

UNITE and LGBT Activists Unite | “THIS HOTEL IS OWNED BY HOMOPHOBES” By Melanie Nathan, April 25, 2013. Back in February, we reported that gay rights activists pledged a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, citing the hotel owner’s state-sponsored homophobia. The hotel is owned by the nation of Brunei, a country in South East … More Gays and Workers Protest Beverley Hills Hotel

Topless Protestors in Germany lunge at Putin in Protest at Trade Event

European protestors, the group Femen take their protests to an effective extreme – at least I think so – certainly noticeable and passionately expressive. This makes American protests in the vein of Code Pink and GetEQUAL seem tame. I say ‘way to go and thank you FEMEN! By Melanie Nathan, April 10, 2013. A must … More Topless Protestors in Germany lunge at Putin in Protest at Trade Event

Exodus Breakaway Restoring Hope Conference to Resuscitate Conversion Therapy

    By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2012   A peaceful protest is being organized by the California and Sacramento LGBT community against the Exodus breakaway Restored Hope Network, who  are having a Conference in Fair Oaks, (Sacramento) in their futile attempt to Resuscitate discredited Conversion therapy (Protests – September 22nd beginning at 8:30 am … More Exodus Breakaway Restoring Hope Conference to Resuscitate Conversion Therapy

Gay Flag of South Africa and ANC Hold Historic Public Meeting to Condemn Homophobia in SA

By Melanie Nathan, August 30, 2012. An historic public meeting took place Thursday between the South African majority party, the ANC and the Gay Flag of South Africa (GFSA) an NPO to condemn recent homophobic violence against the LGBTI community in South Africa, as well as the anti-gay commentary by Traditional leaders who are reviewing … More Gay Flag of South Africa and ANC Hold Historic Public Meeting to Condemn Homophobia in SA

South African National Protests by Gay Rights Activists Sheds Light on ANC Weakness

What happened to the Madibe and ANC assurance that all South Africans will be protected from persecution? Now SA Gays are under attack by members of the ANC. By Melanie Nathan, May 20, 2012. South Africans may have been surprised today as hundreds of people took to the streets of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and … More South African National Protests by Gay Rights Activists Sheds Light on ANC Weakness

Protests in Johannesburg as Gays Unfold Rainbow Flag on Constitutional Hill

South African LGBT Community and allies marching to protect the South African Constitution By Melanie Nathan, May 19, 2012. Hundreds of people took to the streets of Johannesburg , Saturday, as the LGBTI community in South Africa today marched, protesting against the Traditional leaders of South Africa’s decision to review the rights of Lesbian Gay … More Protests in Johannesburg as Gays Unfold Rainbow Flag on Constitutional Hill

South African LGBTI Coalition Organizes Nationwide Marches to Protect the Constitution

This is about protecting the Constitution for ALL South Africans and so whether LGBTI or not, all South Africans should participate. By Melanie Nathan, May 16, 2012. A powerful and unified coalition of South African LGBTI groups have formed to promote nationwide marches to protest the House of Traditional Leaders to Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee … More South African LGBTI Coalition Organizes Nationwide Marches to Protect the Constitution

Outrageous Interview with South Africa ANC’s Patekile Holomisa Indicates Homophobia

Holomisa is saying that LGBTI people should not be protected by the Constitution because some people believe they are not entitled to those rights. He is forgetting that thinking is the very reason why their rights are so protected.

What remains is the question of what next – while traditionalists ought to have a voice in South Africa’s Parliament, they should be banned from sitting on committees where they have an inherent conflict of interest. Which means they should be excused from serving in positions where they risk impacting the entrenched rights of minorities such as gays, lesbians etc. … More Outrageous Interview with South Africa ANC’s Patekile Holomisa Indicates Homophobia

Russia | Pussy Riot Rock Group Arrested Protesting Putin & Sex Tourism

Russian police detained a punk group called Pussy Riot on Friday after they performed a protest song criticising Vladimir Putin next to Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The Pussy Riot an all-female band, wearing  brightly colored mini-dresses and balaclavas, were arrested after their protest song slammed  the “Putin-system,” prostitution, and sexism. The all female group, … More Russia | Pussy Riot Rock Group Arrested Protesting Putin & Sex Tourism

Hungary’s New Constitution Causes Mass Protests

 Sacrifices 1989 Constitutional safeguard amendments; excludes LGBTI, bans same-sex marriage and abortion Posted by Editor, Jan 03, 2011, BUDAPEST;- Hungary has a new constitution, and it has caused tens of thousand of people to take to the streets. The Constitution which was enacted with a vote of  262-44 in April of last year, bans marriage … More Hungary’s New Constitution Causes Mass Protests