Women’s rights in the U.S. have made leaps and bounds since the passage of the 19th Amendment. Yet many women still struggle to break the glass ceiling because of unequal treatment in society. Unfortunately, the gender gap in 21st century America has only expanded. In 2018, the U.S. failed to place in the top 10 … More 2019’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality
DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT THE RULE OF LAW: “A few so-called “legal experts” have recently claimed that the President has the right to fire Mueller and/or interfere with the investigation for any reason. They’re wrong: When it comes to obstruction of justice, motives matter.” When Trump instituted his first Muslim travel ban and refugee suspension, … More Americans Must Help As Trump Threatens Rosenstein and Mueller
Washington, DC – Last week, Muslim Advocates and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of 87 religious groups and organizations representing or working with faith communities asking the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York to suspend the government’s planned termination … More 87 Faith and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients in New York
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A Pentagon memo proves that the Justice Department misled a federal court by claiming that the military is unprepared to accept transgender applicants on January 1st. The memo, whose subject is “Transgender Applicant Processing,” consists of a simple set of instructions for processing applications, and was distributed to commanders on December … More Pentagon Document Proves Justice Department Misinformed Federal Court about Transgender Ban
On June 6, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national South Asian racial justice and civil rights organization, participated in a critical hate crimes forum facilitated by the US Department of Justice Community Relations Service in Kansas. Representatives from government agencies, diverse community leaders, and advocacy organizations gathered at the Hindu Temple and Cultural … More Group Calls Trump out on Response to Increased Hate Crimes
Yeah all 62,979,879 plus of them ….. By Melanie Nathan, December 30, 2016. As the New Year approaches, and in looking to write up my annual Heroes and Zeroes I could not help but notice that this year 62,979,879 ZEROES voted for a sick, mentally deficient, hateful, misogynistic, racist, sexual predator, who happens also to be a xenophobic, … More 2016 Heroes and Zeroes yields an unprecedented number of Zeroes
By Melanie Nathan, September 20, 2015. Several hundred people participated today in a Pride Parade, held by LGBT activists in the Serbian Capital of Belgrade. Not unlike the genesis of Pride parades across the world, including in the USA, Belgrade Pride was held with controversy and with danger to all who participated. While times … More Triumphant Belgrade Pride
By Melanie Nathan, July, 23, 2015. The Equality Act, was introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) to provide protections against discrimination for LGBT Americans in all aspects of life, including housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education. Finally, federal comprehensive … More Landmark LGBT Equality Act Introduced into U.S. Congress
A Rose by Any Other Name: On the Subject of Same-sex Marriage and Other Questionable Choices By Jim Wherry, First Posted July 6, 2015 | Written June 26, 2015. Last summer, I moved from Fairbanks, Alaska to Columbus Georgia for a new job. I knew I was saying good-bye for good to arctic temperatures and … More Commentary by a Conservative Gay Man on Historic Southern Same-Sex Marriage
Groundbreaking Resolution Reflects Consensus that Policy is Outdated While Dismissing Military’s Rationale for Transgender Exclusion By Melanie Nathan, June 09, 2015. The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s oldest and largest physicians group with nearly 220,000 members, made history today by passing a resolution declaring that “there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender … More Groundbreaking AMA Resolution No Medically Valid Reason for Military’s Transgender Ban
By Melanie Nathan, February 02, 2015. The Board of Directors of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is excited to announce that Glenn D. Magpantay is NQAPIA’s new Executive Director. Glenn has been with NQAPIA since the beginning, as one of the organization’s founders. Since 2009, he has served as NQAPIA’s Co-Director of … More NQAPIA Announces New Executive Director
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“Blessed be Facebook – indeed they look on stripping “drag queens” of free speech to pseudonyms and fostering presidential assassination verbiage! By Melanie Nathan, October 01, 2014. Some countries have laws that imprison people who incite death, especially when the call to murder is directed at a President. The U.S.A. holds on tight to First … More Call to Kill Obama draws a fine line between inciting violence and free speech
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda is apparently on its knees and that could be in prayer or begging for dollars or a combo of both… By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. USAID had withdrawn funding of millions of dollars for the anti-gay church organization that played a vital role in the anti homosexuality laws and … More Operations of Anti-Gay Inter-Religious Council in Uganda Paralyzed by Withdrawal of USAID
By Melanie Nathan, June 20, 2014. Word has it that later today the United States will make an a long awaited announcement of some action against Uganda for its harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act, signed into law in February by President Yoweri Museveni. The new measures against Uganda are expected to impose punishment on those implementing the … More U.S.A. to announce punitive measures for those Implementing Anti-Gay Law in Uganda
By Melanie Nathan, April 11, 2014. Uganda ah Uganda – may you live free one day for your people – all of them are truly beautiful and deserving. May the haters and political opportunists find their peace too – Museveni, Ssempa, Bahati, Kadaga! Here is some food for thought: HERE is an article as it … More Uganda Beautiful Uganda is Aid cut helpful or not?
Muhame Giles of Rolling Stone Uganda, is exposed as a Gay hating opportunist who is seeking to extort money from a gay activist and the LGBTI community By Melanie Nathan, June 26, 2012 Giles Muhame the editor of Rolling Stone, the Ugandan tabloid that outed David Kato and 100 other gay, lesbian, and LGBTI people … More Hang The Gays Monster Giles Muhame Heading to the US Amidst Extortion EXPOSÉ
“Living the truth and pretending to live who I was not…people never understood why I had a female gender marker…I .. when I used female restrooms police would accost me and I would have to strip….” By Melanie Nathan, June 13, 2012. Kylar Broadus made history Tuesday, after becoming the first openly transgender person to testify … More First Transgender Person to Provide Testimony to U.S. Senate
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request from anti-marriage forces to reconsider its landmark ruling in Perry v. Brown that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. … More California Same-Sex Marriage Victory Stands as Ninth Circuit refuses to Re-Hear Prop 8 Case
USA: President Obama Issues Proclamation for Gay Pride Month (LGBTQ Nation) The White House on Friday issued this proclamation by President Barack Obama, declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, calling on Americans to “eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.” http://purpleunions.com/blog/2012/06/usa-president-obama-issues-proclamation-for-gay-pride-month.html USA: … More Gay Marriage Watch this Week
By Melanie Nathan, April 19, 2012 The Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) released its latest publication entitled ‘Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers. ‘ This is the first guide of its kind directed at the United States lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and affirming … More ORAM Releases New Publication to help LGBT Refugees and Asylees
July 09, 2011, by Melanie Nathan, When New York state’s new equal marriage law takes effect on July 27th same-sex couples from other countries will be able to marry there if they provide a Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage (CNI) to show they are not already married in their home country. But the Australian Government refuses … More Gillard Government blocks Marriages of Gay Australians in New York.
If you check and affirm more than one of the following items listed below, then this Article applies to you:- Do you believe that all people should be treated equally Do you endorse “the right to pursue happiness” as per the US constitution When faced with the … More PUSH FOR PASSAGE – Out 4 Immigration Deploys….. for UAFA
Racsim: Alive and Well and Living in America.. I came to live in the US some 24 years ago, in the earnest belief that there would be no racism in this my new country; I believed that this America was the greatest and most free place on earth. Clearly my impression stemmed from the context of … More Racsim: Alive and Well and Living in America