Donald Trump Proclamation Set to Shut Down Access to Asylum

Today Trump issued a new Proclamation with the new interim final rule which would shut down access to asylum for many individuals and families fleeing life-threatening persecution. The rule would specifically preclude from protection those who cross the United States’ southwest border between official ports of entry. If implemented, it would result in the deportation … More Donald Trump Proclamation Set to Shut Down Access to Asylum

Senator Kamala Harris Attacked by White House

Moments ago the White House of Donald J. Trump used its official taxpayer-funded Twitter account to launch a completely false attack on Senator Kamala Harris. This White House’s uncouth attack on the Senator from California is based on false assertions and does nothing more than reflect  failed leadership on the part of a White House … More Senator Kamala Harris Attacked by White House

Top 10 Reasons why we should STFU about the pillory on Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Will everyone please just stop talking about how poor ‘ol Sarah Huckabee Sanders was affronted at the White House Correspondent dinner this weekend. STFU! Here are 10 TOP reasons why! 10. The White House Correspondents dinner traditionally is a roast where people can be expected to be made fun of – that is its tradition. … More Top 10 Reasons why we should STFU about the pillory on Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House Meeting on Immigration Unbalanced Unserious Unconscionable

Just like the White House Insistence on Poison Pills in Exchange for the Dream Act On Tuesday, the White House will host nearly twenty lawmakers to discuss immigration. The list of White House-selected invitees is an unfortunate reflection of where the Administration and Republican strategy seems to be leaning: it is loaded up with anti-immigrant … More White House Meeting on Immigration Unbalanced Unserious Unconscionable

Asian Americans Defending DACA to gather at White House

Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups Defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals   Leaders from national Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations will gather in front of the White House on August 31 in support of immigrants to urge President Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president has threatened … More Asian Americans Defending DACA to gather at White House

Republicans Must Call on Trump and Pence to Resign NOW

Following yesterday’s revelations about TRUMP – revealed directly via Trump himself – I do not understand why every single Republican on Planet America has NOT asked Trump to #RESIGN. To my way of thinking he may as well adorn his head with a Nazi headband! Unlike the leaders calling for the White House to be … More Republicans Must Call on Trump and Pence to Resign NOW

Holocaust Survivor has a Message for Sean Spicer

By Melanie Nathan, April 13, 2017. Sean Michael Spicer is the White House press secretary and former communications director for Donald Trump. He apologized profusely for saying saying this while trying to defend the U.S. missile attack on Syria: “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Mr. Spicer said. “You know, you had … More Holocaust Survivor has a Message for Sean Spicer

Betrayed by Obama – Museveni in OUR White House

BY MELANIE NATHAN, AUGUST 05, 2014.   BETRAYAL BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE FIRST LADY! My Message to President Obama:  WTF!……. PRESIDENT Obama – I have been a huge supporter of yours. Where are your principles?  – You and the First Lady have now welcomed this gay hating corrupt dictator into OUR White House! “On … More Betrayed by Obama – Museveni in OUR White House

Susan Rice on LGBT Human Rights and Economic Empowerment for Global LGBT Community

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

The White House Slams Uganda for Anti-Homosexuality Act

Sending a strong statement to Uganda for its human rights abuses and diverting money earmarked for Uganda to South Africa The White House Statement: June 20, 2014. Our hopes for a more peaceful and just world depend on respect for the rights and dignity of all people. It is for this reason that our foreign … More The White House Slams Uganda for Anti-Homosexuality Act

White House Releases President Obama Statement on Uganda Anti-Gay Bill

We have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda By Melanie Nathan, February 16, 2014. President Barack Obama informs the world that he has indicated to President Yoweri Museveni that this anti- homosexuality Bill will complicate US relations with Uganda.  And damn right it will. Because as an … More White House Releases President Obama Statement on Uganda Anti-Gay Bill

The White House and HRC must call for complete Boycott of Winter Olympics in Sochi

While the kidnapping, torture and outing of young gays continue with public endorsement in Russia through the tacit license of anti-gay laws | And even if we are assured of the safety of our athletes, are we willing to leave Sochi, after a “successful games” only to know that this persecution will continue for LGBT … More The White House and HRC must call for complete Boycott of Winter Olympics in Sochi

Trevor Project to mark 15th Anniversary by ringing opening NYSE bell

By Melanie Nathan, June 19, 2013. The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention to LGBTQ youth, will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, June 20th.  The organization celebrates its 15th “birthday” this August and will premiere its latest public service announcement, “Ask For Help,” at NYSE. … More Trevor Project to mark 15th Anniversary by ringing opening NYSE bell

Video of LGBT ENDA Activists Arrested at Boehner’s Office Today

By Melanie Nathan, June 13, 2013. Today eight members of the group Get Equal were arrested while protesting outside speaker Boehner’s office, calling attention to the House’s failure to pursue ENDA, the legislation that would end work place discrimination against LGBT people in America. The protestors were demanding that the speaker hold a floor vote … More Video of LGBT ENDA Activists Arrested at Boehner’s Office Today

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

GetEQUAL to Protest at White House before President Obama’s State of the Union

LGBT Civil Rights Group GetEQUAL asks President Obama to Keep His ENDA First-Term Promise By Melanie Nathan, Feb 08, 2013. On Sunday, February 10 – just two days before President Obama’s State of the Union Address – members of GetEQUAL DC will gather outside the White House to remind President Barack Obama of a first-term … More GetEQUAL to Protest at White House before President Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal Does Include Same Sex Couples

A path to citizenship for all, if Obama’s plan is followed and the  U.S. Congress includes binational same-sex couples. Posted by Melanie Nathan, Jan 29, 2013. Today, President Barack Obama announced his support for comprehensive immigration reform that would establish a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and make it possible for US citizens in … More President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal Does Include Same Sex Couples

McCain Calls Binational Same-Sex Couples a Red Flag for Immigration Reform

Expectations that Obama to call for inclusion of same-sex couples: UPDATED – CONTRARY TO SPECULATION OBAMA FAILED TO MENTION THE SNUB OF LGBT SAME-SEX BINATIONALS in the McCAIN Schumer immigration reform plan. Maybe it is in his written plan? But Obama does include them in his written Proposal. By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2013, 7.30 … More McCain Calls Binational Same-Sex Couples a Red Flag for Immigration Reform

President Obama on Colorado Movie Massacre & Where are the Politics

President Obama’s WEEKLY ADDRESS: Remembering the Victims of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting President Obama’s Address on July 21, 2012: – “As many of you know, early on Friday, at least twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.  Dozens more are being treated for injuries at local … More President Obama on Colorado Movie Massacre & Where are the Politics

Scotus Obama Health Care Victory

Justices say health care law’s key provision requiring Americans to have insurance passes constitutional test. By Melanie Nathan, June 28, 2012. In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care law is constitutional.  The mandate required individuals to purchase health … More Scotus Obama Health Care Victory

Black History Month | NBJC Creating Change & LGBT White House Briefing

For White House Briefing:- Young leaders note, I encourage all concerned with LGBT rights in America and globally to consider the question of  the criminalization of being gay as it impacts our LGBTI brothers and sisters and gender free persons on the continent of Africa…. Melanie Nathan by Melanie Nathan, 02/03/2012 Black History Month is … More Black History Month | NBJC Creating Change & LGBT White House Briefing

White House Press Release on Debt Ceiling Deal

August 02, 2011, Posted by Melanie Nathan BIPARTISAN DEBT DEAL: A WIN FOR THE ECONOMY AND BUDGET DISCIPLINE Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Debt Deal: A Win for the Economy and Budget Discipline – that is their Spin not mine! See my comments at https://oblogdeeoblogda.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/diasaster-not-averted-as-senate-passes-debt-ceiling-agreement/ The debt deal announced today is a victory for bipartisan compromise, for the … More White House Press Release on Debt Ceiling Deal

Shirley Tan -Jay Mercado and the Twins visit the White House

When all was lost and there was no “next step” for Shirley Tan, about to be deported  within mere weeks, Molly McKay of Marriage Equality called my office to see if I could be of assistance.   Unfortunately Shirley’s was a losing case and she was told that there was nothing anyone could do to help … More Shirley Tan -Jay Mercado and the Twins visit the White House