May 17, 2015, Posted by OblogdeeOblogda, IDAHOT was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. In under a decade, it has established itself as an important annual occasion celebrated in more than 130 countries, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. AFRICAN HRC: Today, … More President Obama and US Organizations Commemorate IDAHOT May 17
Could he have been a target because the Nigerian Court refused to nullify the new Nigerian Anti-Gay law? By Melanie Nathan, November 03, 2014. A well known Nigerian activist in the field of human rights and sexual health, who was detained without cause or charge by Nigerian police, is requesting an order of enforcement against … More Nigerian Human Rights Activist Brings Lawsuit After Unlawful Detention
“However, this does not change our stand against homosexuality because it’s a law in the Quran” Nsereko Mutumba, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council spokesperson. By Melanie Nathan, September 27, 2014. Apparently the U.S. State department is indeed following the Obama administration sanctions against certain Ugandans who support the Anti-Homosexuality (AHA) legislation and who persecute gays. … More Ugandan religious leader barred from entering the United States
By Melanie Nathan, August 18, 2014. Whereas the churches in Uganda have helmed the battle against gays, as triggered by the shenanigans of the likes of Scott Lively, an American fringe radical right Christian pastor, who tried to re-brand Christianity for the Ugandan Christian market and other global communities, now some may be turning toward … More Did Archbishop Say Dont Harm Gays in Uganda for the Love of Money?
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 USAID had withdrawn funding of millions of dollars for the anti-gay church organization that played a vital role in the anti homosexuality laws and … More Operations of Anti-Gay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
Ground-Breaking Partnership between National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and USAID to Create Opportunities for LGBT Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries National Security Advisory Rice Announced Agreement at White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights By Melanie Nathan, June 24, 2014, In a historic announcement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced a $2.7 … More Susan Rice on LGBT Human Rights and Economic Empowerment for Global LGBT Community
Where the purveyors of hate take funding from State Dept USAID… By Cathy Kristofferson, May 16, 2013 Secretary of State, John Kerry is headed to Ethiopia this weekend for the 21st African Union (AU) summit May 19-27. While at the summit he will attend the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African … More John Kerry headed to the lion’s den of homophobia
$11 million, four-year initiative to further LGBT equality worldwide By Cathy Kristofferson, April 08, 2013 Following the United Nations’ historic resolution endorsing LGBT human rights in 2011, President Obama issued a mandate to all agencies involved with foreign aid and development to “enhance their ongoing efforts with governments, citizens, civil society, and the private sector … More USAID announces LGBT Global Development Partnership