Melanie Nathan

Melanie Nathan is an activist for equality and a human rights advocate who writes and speaks about ending prejudice and discrimination against sexuality minorities. Melanie was born South Africa, where she practiced as an attorney during the apartheid era. She now has an advocacy and conflict resolution practice in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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South Africa’s constitutional review of its sexual orientation rights is shocking

Since the end of Apartheid and the inception of South Africa’s new constitution some twenty years ago, the country has been lauded for its lead on the entrenchment of anti-discrimination rights that renders it one of the few in the ...

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Wise up, Dustin Lance Black!

The moment I saw Dustin Lance Black’s headline in the Hollywood Reporter all my admiration came a-tumbling. While one cannot disregard the work of the screenwriter turned activist and its impetus on marriage equality, his latest critique of President Obama, ...

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Muslim lesbians fight deportation in Canada in fear of ‘honor killing’

TORONTO -- An Arab-Israeli lesbian couple, who fled to Canada from Israel in fear of death at the hands of their Muslim family have been told they can remain in Canada for another chance at receiving asylum. ...

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Ugandan gay rights group files lawsuit against U.S. evangelist Scott Lively

Scott Lively
A Ugandan gay rights group on Wednesday filed suit in federal court in Massachusetts against notorious American evangelist, Scott Lively, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda. ...

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Father of gay soldier killed in Afghanistan campaigns for Minnesota legislature

Jeff Wilfahrt
Jeff Wilfahrt is an unassuming man who has more than served his citizenry. He testified before the Minnesota state legislature against passing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as "between a man and a woman only," supported the repeal of "Don’t ...

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Historic Mr. Gay World billboard erected in central Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Excitement hit the gay community in South Africa on Monday, when the first ever gay billboard went up in Johannesburg in advance of the upcoming Mr. Gay World competition. ...

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