Anglican Communion Restricts US Church over Gay Marriage and Ugandan Archbishop Runs Away

The rifts over homosexuality blew wide open in church in 2003 when the Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in the United States, consecrated the first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, in New Hampshire.

It is this decision that the conservative church leaders including Ntagali have been fighting. … More Anglican Communion Restricts US Church over Gay Marriage and Ugandan Archbishop Runs Away

Famed Ugandan Activist Urges UK Home Office Not to Deport Lesbian

“UK has been very supportive of the Uganda Gay rights movement and it will be an embarrassment that your office doesn’t live up to its expectations in protecting those that need the protection most from persecution..” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera. By Melanie Nathan, December 11, 2014. Despite appeals and petitions the United Kingdom’s Home Office informed … More Famed Ugandan Activist Urges UK Home Office Not to Deport Lesbian

Praying For Gay Ugandan Richard to Win Asylum Appeal

By Melanie Nathan, Oct 07, 2014. United Kingdom – Richard M. is a young Ugandan man who fled Uganda after being outed by Red Pepper Magazine. He was apparently falsely accused of promoting homosexuality in the schools. His subsequent asylum journey has been a typical roundabout of hell, exacerbating his abuse. On arrival in the … More Praying For Gay Ugandan Richard to Win Asylum Appeal

Changing the West’s Narrative with regard to Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, August 31, 2014. This week I am interviewing, publicly, a member of the Ugandan Parliament with a Town Hall dialogue to follow.  The Honorable Nabilah Naggayi Sempala has agreed to speak to us in San Francisco at a forum, hosted by The San Francisco Africa leadership Institute (SFALI). After years observing and … More Changing the West’s Narrative with regard to Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

A Ugandan Pastor Ssempa is Accused of Defilement of Minor

By Melanie Nathan, August 14, 2014. A man by the name of Martin Ssempa has apparently been held by police in Iganga, Uganda, accused of allegedly “defiling” a 17 year old girl in Uganda. The term defilement is used in Uganda to describe rape of a young under-age person. There are two Martin Ssempa’s (urgh … More A Ugandan Pastor Ssempa is Accused of Defilement of Minor

Uganda to Halt Court Appeal against the Ruling that the Anti-Homosexuality Act is Invalid

A new approach to a NEW Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) which seems to stem from the NRM and Museveni’s fear of more international reprisal and rulings of unconstitutionality. By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. From what I can gather, in Uganda, the State will halt its appeal in an attempt to reverse the decision that the … More Uganda to Halt Court Appeal against the Ruling that the Anti-Homosexuality Act is Invalid

Uganda Pride And Court Appeals And Parliament And Tabloids And Here We Go Again

 I have not put up any of the numerous Pride photos sent to me this year. By Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2014. The Ugandan Constitutional Court declared the Anti-Homosexuality Act invalid, the Ugandan State launched an appeal, the Parliamentarians calling for a new Bill, and the Ugandan LGBTI community held a “post Anti-Homosexuality Act” Pride … More Uganda Pride And Court Appeals And Parliament And Tabloids And Here We Go Again

A Must See | Uganda The State of Persecution

From Torment to Tyranny   162 Incidents of known persecutory actions targeting LGBT Ugandans, reported between December and May, 2014,  indicating an enormous rise in state sponsored persecution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans, proving absolutely that the impact of Uganda’s newly enacted Anti-Homosexuality Act is causing grave life threatening injustices. This has been exacerbated … More A Must See | Uganda The State of Persecution

Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2014. Mega wealthy Pastor Gary Skinner and his Ugandan Watoto Church, once known as Kampala Pentecostal Church, Uganda’s first and most infamous “mega church,”  is a fierce supporter in Uganda of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently signed into law. And they are about to tour the U.S.A. again to raise money … More Calling on State Department to Stop Skinners Anti-Gay Watoto Church Uganda Performing in the U.S.A

U.S. Ambassador slams Ugandan Government for Anti-gay Bill

Horror at Red Pepper Tabloid for Inciting Death of Gays By Melanie Nathan, February 26, 2014. The U.S. Ambassador to Uganda has in an interview with the BBC expressed a passionate condemnation of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. Hear his interview below, where US ambassador to Uganda, Scott DeLisi, tells #BBCNewsday Uganda should repeal its new anti-gay … More U.S. Ambassador slams Ugandan Government for Anti-gay Bill

Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Wanted as Official Persecutors of Gays

Hello Red Pepper we warned you not to OUT perceived Gays and now you are WANTED for Persecution in the International Criminal Arena By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2014. On the very day that the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, assented to the Anti-homosexuality Bill, the publishers, staff and editors of Red pepper Tabloid, Uganda, … More Ugandan Red Pepper Editors and Staff Wanted as Official Persecutors of Gays

Speaker Accuses World of Bullying Uganda’s Ambassadors as Protests Against Anti-Gay Laws Mount

Ugandan Speaker Kadaga and Ambassadors should brace themselves for much more as the the World Community will not tolerate institutionalized persecution of LGBTI people.  By Melanie Nathan, January 10, 2014. Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has a lot invested in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and for that reason is again lashing out at a world that … More Speaker Accuses World of Bullying Uganda’s Ambassadors as Protests Against Anti-Gay Laws Mount

Ssempa and Red Pepper Could be Toast under Uganda’s Anti Porn Act

I had to chuckle…. By Melanie Nathan, January 03, 2014. Media houses in Uganda, especially tabloids such as The Red Pepper, could be the first toasted under Uganda’s new Anti-Pornography law, passed recently and awaiting President Museveni’s assent. And how about we add Mr. pornography himself, Pastor Martin Ssempa. Perhaps this is poetic justice because … More Ssempa and Red Pepper Could be Toast under Uganda’s Anti Porn Act

Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Today, we find these same people, abused by the press, actually outraged by the closure and protesting in defense of the press and the importance of its freedoms. By Melanie Nathan, May 23, 2013. Today several human rights defenders were arrested outside of the Daily Monitor as they rallied in solidarity against the Ugandan authorities … More Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Ugandan government raids close down Red Pepper and Daily Monitor

A series of media closures is underway in Uganda By Melanie Nathan, May 20, 2013. The Ugandan authorities are searching a variety of media outlets looking for an original press release, purportedly evidence in a crime, which seems to relate to the recent military controversy involving a Ugandan general.  A Police statement on Monday indicated … More Ugandan government raids close down Red Pepper and Daily Monitor

Ugandan LGBT Community Calls on Media to stop homophobic outing of gays

On IDAHO calling also on Ugandan Government to refrain from enacting The Kill the gays Bill by Melanie Nathan,  May 17, 2013 The International Day against Homophobia takes place on May 17th every year. On this day 23 years ago, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from their list of … More Ugandan LGBT Community Calls on Media to stop homophobic outing of gays

Ugandan President agrees that anti-gay Red Pepper Tabloid is bad news

Museveni ‘under pressure to ban’ Red Pepper In an article by Grace Natabaalo it is revealed that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that he is under pressure to ban local tabloids such as Red Pepper for exposing nudity. “We could have closed it but because of the pressure by western powers about the free … More Ugandan President agrees that anti-gay Red Pepper Tabloid is bad news

Ugandan News reveals horrific rape case and 20 Girls defiled daily by straight men in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan & Cathy Kristofferson While the Ugandans still allow for the distractions and time wasting Anti-Homosexuality Bill to dominate the discourse about sexual immorality and so called defilement of children, with one single case yet to appear as evidence of such, this article appeared in their press today: 20 girls defiled daily in … More Ugandan News reveals horrific rape case and 20 Girls defiled daily by straight men in Uganda

Ugandan Red Pepper journalist threatens life of U.S. Lesbian Blogger

Using contradictions and other ways to defend Red Pepper’s Persecution of Ugandan Gays | Featuring Arinaitwe Rugyendo and Gazzaman Kodili  By Melanie Nathan, March 02, 2013. After I published an article outing the journalists, owners, management, and editors from the Ugandan Tabloid RED PEPPER,  for their persecution of LGBTI Ugandans, through outing gays in their Tabloid … More Ugandan Red Pepper journalist threatens life of U.S. Lesbian Blogger

OUTING Red Pepper owners and staff for persecution of Gays in Uganda

Ugandans actively working to persecute fellow Ugandans – yes here we OUT the criminals current Red Pepper crew By Melanie Nathan, February 25, 2013. For many years, the Ugandan tabloid, Red Pepper has purposely targeted alleged gay, lesbian and transgender people, outing them in the print magazine, often using pictures accompanied by pervasive rhetoric.    The … More OUTING Red Pepper owners and staff for persecution of Gays in Uganda

David Bahati lies about homosexuals recruiting kindergarten children

By Melanie Nathan, January 05, 2012. Lies can indeed be proved through impossibility.  I stumbled across this report in the Ugandan press, Red Pepper Tabloid, which I previously missed.  I am reporting it here because it is absolute evidence that the assertions made by David Bahati, which form the basis of his anti-gay legislation in … More David Bahati lies about homosexuals recruiting kindergarten children