Dan Choi ‘s trial day starts with DADT activists re-living arrests at White House

by Melanie Nathan, March 28, 2013 I joined a group U.S. service members,  GetEQUAL activists, as well as well known U.K. activist Peter Tatchel at the White House today, for a rally in support of Lt. Dan Choi ,who is being tried by the U.S. Government, after he was arrested in November 2010, together with … More Dan Choi ‘s trial day starts with DADT activists re-living arrests at White House

Historic Marriage Equality events underway across the United States

172 events start in all 50 states, with all eyes on Washington, D.C., as people start record breaking queue outside SCOTUS By Melanie Nathan & Cathy Kristofferson, March 24, 2013. 3/25 UPDATE:  over 2500 people have gathered at events ranging from Casper, Wyoming, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Cleveland, Ohio already.  And tonight is the big “night … More Historic Marriage Equality events underway across the United States

Watch President Bill Clinton’s Speech at AIDS 2012

By Melanie Nathan, July 28, 2012 Thousands of delegates signed the Washington, D.C. Declaration, the official declaration of the XIX International AIDS Conference. The declaration states that we must strive for multi-disciplinary approaches that respect and uphold the human rights and dignity of all people affected by the epidemic and calls for nine concrete actions. … More Watch President Bill Clinton’s Speech at AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 Ignites Momentum for the Beginning of the End of the AIDS Epidemic

While the Question still looms about the criminalization of homosexuality in Africa, Scientific, Political and Community Leaders Call for Collaborative Partnerships and Investments in Research, Treatment and Prevention to Turn the Tide on HIV Melanie Nathan, July 27, 2012  Friday, 27 July 2012 (Washington, D.C., United States) —The global AIDS community concluded its biennial meeting … More AIDS 2012 Ignites Momentum for the Beginning of the End of the AIDS Epidemic

AIDS 2012 to Discuss HIV and World Travel Bans

Dr Paul de Lay, Deputy Executive Director of the UNAIDS Programme said “Every individual should have the right to freedom of movement, regardless of their HIV status. UNAIDS is opposed to any restriction imposed on people living with HIV and restricting movement only on the basis of their HIV status. These restrictions are discriminatory.”
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Historic Line-up of Speakers for AIDS 2012 in D.C.

High level speakers announced for XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) By Melanie Nathan July 17, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, U.S. Senators John Kerry and Lindsey Graham, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , U.S. Congresswoman Barbara … More Historic Line-up of Speakers for AIDS 2012 in D.C.

UNAIDS at Opening of The International AIDS Conference 2012

By Melanie Nathan, July 14, 2012. The Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé will be among the high-level speakers at the official opening of AIDS 2012 which is taking place from 19:00–21:00 on Sunday 22 July in Washington DC. The Conference will bring together the world’s top AIDS researchers, community leaders, and other stakeholders. An … More UNAIDS at Opening of The International AIDS Conference 2012

AIDS 2012 Announces IAS Research Prizes

International AIDS Society and Partners Recognize Outstanding Researchers from Around the World at AIDS 2012 By Melanie Nathan, July 11, 2012 The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced nine winners of four prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, D.C. , 22–27 July. … More AIDS 2012 Announces IAS Research Prizes