~~June 24, 2018~~
“GENERATIONS OF STRENGTH”
World-renowned LGBTQ human rights activist
Long history of human rights activisim in general
Activist against Apartheid
Very prestigious woman
Seasoned lawyer, American citizen, Mother
~FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE AGE OF DRUMPF~
“The time is now to end prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ people around the world!”
~LAWYER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST~
I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of meeting Melanie.
She was an invited speaker to a local LGBTQ Orlando event back in 2013.
Since then I have maintained contact with her through social media and followed her continued efforts for the rights of the LGBTQ community in her current location in California and all over the world.
Her right to exercise her 1st amendment rights lead to cancellation of a speaking engagement at a Navy Pride event.
Reason: she has tweeted comments that are critical of the Drumpf administration!
I’m trying to find a video that shows her interview in Joy Reid’s MSNBC show of June 23, 2018.
So far, no luck. I’m including a link to said interview.
Please, stop by and take a look … this is how ‘suppression’ begins.
We have already seen quite a few samples of such attempts.
I expect that this story will have another and, many several chapters!
Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition
Past Vice President, San Francisco Pride Board
Director, Peacemaker Museum World Tour
Mediator: Private Courts, Inc
Appointed by Town Council of San Anselmo to Board of Review, established in July 1978 by Town Council Ordinance #743. The board meets to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, grievances and citizen complaints against employees.
Adjudicator on Reparative Marin County Youth Court
Former Marin County Human Rights Commissioner
Elected Former VP San Francisco Pride Board
Former VP Fair Housing Advocates of the North Bay (FHOM)
“Her peers call her “a force of nature”
Melanie Nathan, a South Africa-born attorney, used her law school experience to assist African workers who were victims of apartheid in the 1980’s.
After immigrating to the U.S., she founded Private Courts, Inc., a mediation and human rights advocacy firm in Marin County, California.
She is also a prolific blogger and journalist who uses her writing “as a platform for my advocacy work …to get results such as helping LGBT asylum seekers.” It’s taken her to some controversial places: regular communication with the author of Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, an investigation of “corrective rape” of lesbians in South Africa, which led to a Parliamentary Task team.
In addition to her blog, O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da, she contributes to The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation and others. Nathan is co-producer of GAY U.S.A. the Movie, a documentary debunking the myths that impact gay rights.
“No American, least of all our own community, should sit back and allow prejudice and discrimination to continue. This is the final frontier of the civil rights movement in America,” Nathan argues.
“Each and every one of us has a duty to tell our stories, and not one ear should be spared.”
Defunct Project in 2013
~Speaker at Navy Pride event cancelled for anti-Drumpf tweets~
Melanie and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, join Joy Reid on the MSNBC show to speak about the Navy rescinding her invitation to speak at said event.
Melanie was scheduled to speak at a Navy Pride event due to concerns about political statements made on Twitter.
“Although her comments and views are not inappropriate for a private citizen exercising their right ‘free speech’, they are inappropriate for our agency to endorse in a potential speaker for a command-sponsored event.”
~Naval Airfare Warfare Center Weapons Division Public Affairs Office~
~LINK TO INTERVIEW~
Melanie’s Blog … O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da
Melanie and me
Lake Eola Heights, Orlando, Florida
October 13, 2013
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Melanie and her daughter