Melanie Nathan …. “🏳️‍🌈 Who is she? Why is this Important? 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


~~June 24, 2018~~ 

MELANIE NATHAN

“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!”

~Melanie Nathan~

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~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!

SURPRISE!! 

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!

HortyRex©

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~ABOUT MELANIE~

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Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition
Past Vice President, San Francisco Pride Board
Director, Peacemaker Museum World Tour
Mediator: Private Courts, Inc
Speaker: melnathan.com
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.”

~~SOURCE~~

Defunct Project in 2013

OnePride Network

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~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~

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~LINK TO INTERVIEW~

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

~ANOTHER OPTION~

http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/melanie-nathan-barred-from-speaking-at-navy-pride-event-1262491715976

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FOLLOW MELANIE

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/melanie.nathan1

Official Website

https://www.melnathan.com/

Melanie’s Blog … O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da

https://oblogdee.blog/

Twitter Feed

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PERSONAL PHOTO

Melanie and me

Lake Eola Heights, Orlando, Florida

October 13, 2013

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

Melanie and her daughter

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Playing for Change …. 💕🎼 ‘The Moon’ …. Taimane 🎼💕 Live Outside …. “!!


~~June 23, 2018~~ 

The Moon … Taimane

Just what I need at this moment in time.

Soothing, calming, inspiring music.

I just discovered Taimane.

Enjoy this performance.

HortyRex©

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Filmed at the beautiful Kualoa Ranch in Oah’u, Hawai’i, this Live Outside video features Taimane performing her original composition, “The Moon,” alongside Windy Weather (violin) and Jasmine ‘Jazzy’ Skurtu (guitar).

“Being born and raised in Hawai’i, it’s hard not to be inspired by the nature around me,” shares Taimane.

“This song came to me one night when I was laying in my backyard with my dog, looking up at the moon wondering what she must be feeling. I did my best to personify her essence, who she is, and this song arose.”

Let this enchanting song carry you to the moon and beyond with a heart full of peace.

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 Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature Ukulele Dance CD music

Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes Ukulele Dance buy CD music.

Her breakout CD, Ukulele Dance features Bach’s ‘Tocatta‘, Lalo Schifrin’s ‘Mission Impossible Theme‘, and pieces she wrote for the planet Neptune and the Moon, as part of her series on the solar system. With the fierceness of a rocker, the grace of a dancer, and the pageantry of a performance artist, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. She lights up rooms wherever she goes, sparkling like the diamond that she is.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.cduniverse.com

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~~The Moon~~

Taimane

~~Published on Jun 15, 2018~~

Playing For Change Live Outside

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 #PlayingForChange #MarkJohnson #PeaceThroughMusic #SongAroundTheWorld #PlayingForChangeLiveOutside #Taimane #TheMoon #WindyWeather #Violin #JasmineJazzySkurtu #Guitar #SoothingCalming #InspiringMusic

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachworpress

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🇺🇸🇰🇵 United States – North Korea Singapore Summit Video 🇰🇵🇺🇸 …. “Destiny Pictures …. Say What? …. “!!


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~~June 13, 2018~~ 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN

FROM DRUMPF TO KIM, WITH LOVE

This is real, this isn’t made up

The bright minds that follow, worship, advise and coddle the ‘so-called president’ have come up with this fictional scenario.

It’s something that’s really worthwhile your time.

Reminds me of Orwell’s ‘1984‘ and Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid Tale‘… doublespeak, total government control, sheer propaganda.

Ha, HE wishes … the orange turd!

Take a look and you decide.

HortyRex©

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~The Sensational Idiocy of Donald Trump’s Propaganda Video for Kim Jong Un~

~By Troy Patterson~

June 12, 2018

In Singapore, on Tuesday, June 12, reporters covering the summit between Drumpf and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, were surprised with a screening of what appeared to be a movie trailer. You could argue that, because tax dollars likely paid for the creation of the clip, we the people ought to share a producing credit. But the nature of the film – its grandiosity, its gaudiness, its chaotic logic, its indiscriminate idiocy – is such that we must understand Drumpf as its author.

The clip, a four-minute overture from Drumpf to Kim, is styled as a movie preview. A golden production logo announces this as a presentation of “Destiny Pictures,” and frequent stock footage finds the sun shining like a dime beyond the curve of a turning world.

Is Drumpf inviting Kim to take command of Universal Pictures? Or join him in playing God? Does either of them know the difference?

Could it be, this audience with Sly?

The narrator is cautiously optimistic:

“When could this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice on this day, in this time, at this moment.

The world will be watching, listening, anticipating . . . .”

The eyes and ears of the world are represented by telephoto lenses and by TV control rooms and by a woman alone on a sofa watching TV, because this is the sum of what Drumpf knows of persuasion.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-sensational-idiocy-of-donald-trumps-propaganda-video-for-kim-jong-un

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The Guardian

https://www.facebook.com/theguardian/?ref=br_rs

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~~United States – North Korea Singapore Summit Video~~

Destiny Pictures

~~Published on Jun 12, 2018~~

A Story of Opportunity” This is the English version of the video “trailer” that Drumpf showed Chairman Kim Jong Un during their historic summit on 6/12/18.

This is a rip from the official White House press conference live stream, where they showed the video to reporters before the ‘so-called president’ took questions.

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#United States #NorthKorea #SingaporeSummitVideo #DestinyPictures #SayWhat #PurePropaganda #SensationalIdiocy #DrumpfsPropagandaVideo #DonaldTrump #ChairmanKimJongUn #Dick #AStoryOfOpportunity

#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IOTD …. “🏳️‍🌈 Image of the Day, Very Special, Sad Edition …. Two Years Ago Today 🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


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#TwoYearsAgoToday #StopTheHate #OrlandoLGBTCommunity #InMourning #MassShooting #GayNightClub #Pulse #HumanRightsCampaign #PulseGayClub #Orlando #Florida #WeArePulse #JeSuisPulse #OrlandoTragedy #LatinoHispaniCommunities #GunViolence #Hands #ASongForOrlando #LyricVideo #OrlandoStrong #NeverForget

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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#OrlandoStrong …. “🏳️‍🌈😥 Two Years Ago Today …. #NeverForget …. Always in our Hearts 😥🏳️‍🌈 …. “!!


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~~June 12, 2018~~ 

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

Tragedy struck in the early hours of the night

It was a night of fun and celebration at a Latin even at Pulse, a local LGBTQ night club in Orlando.

Most victims were Latino and Hispanic.

It was Pulse’s Latin Night. 

It was a horrible situation.

It was a huge hit for the Latino and Hispanic communities.

It was reported that 90% of the victims were Latino/Hispanic with 23 of the victims from Puerto Rico.

HortyRex©

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Today we remember and honor the 49 souls lost 2 years ago today at #Pulse

Our community is STRONG #OrlandoStrong

#PRIDE⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠#NeverAgain … we honor them with action! \#GunReformNow #ForThe49 #IAmHRCOrlando

HRC Orlando/Central Florida

https://www.facebook.com/hrcorlando/

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#TwoYearsAgoToday #StopTheHate #OrlandoLGBTCommunity #InMourning #MassShooting #GayNightClub #Pulse #HumanRightsCampaign #PulseGayClub #Orlando #Florida #WeArePulse #JeSuisPulse #OrlandoTragedy #PulseTributeSong #SongTributesToPulse #LatinoHispaniCommunities #GunViolence #Hands #ASongForOrlando #LyricVideo #OrlandoStrong #NeverForget

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~~”Hands”~~

A Song for Orlando

~~Published on Jul 12, 2016~~

Hands”, available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

~Lyric Video~

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HRC Orlando/Central Florida

https://www.facebook.com/hrcorlando/

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Marco Antonio Muñoz …. 😕 “#SayHisName …. Came Requesting Refuge, Separated from Wife and Son …. Committed Suicide 😕 …. “!!


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~~June 11, 2018~~

Marco Antonio Muñoz

THERE’S BLOOD IN AMERICAN HANDS

We knew that; we have known it all along.

At least before there was an effort to keep this fact under wraps, I think.

At this time, it’s all out there in the open.

The ‘ugly American” has no qualms in showing how they really are.

They are conquerors, imperialists, owners, militaristic, abusers, thieves, takers, deviant, opportunistic, amoral, killers.

They have no moral compass to impose on any other country of this world.

I’m beginning to think there never was one!

The mask has come off for the whole world to see.

There is no doubt now, if there ever was any!

HortRex©

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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

~Emma Lazarus~

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By Nick Miroff
A Honduran father separated from his wife and child suffered a breakdown at a Texas jail and killed himself in a padded cell last month, according to Border Patrol agents and an incident report filed by sheriff’s deputies.

The death of Marco Antonio Muñoz, 39, has not been publicly disclosed by the Department of Homeland Security, and it did not appear in any local news accounts. But according to a copy of a sheriff’s department report obtained by The Washington Post, Muñoz was found on the floor of his cell May 13 in a pool of blood with an item of clothing twisted around his neck.

Starr County sheriff’s deputies recorded the incident as a “suicide in custody.”

Muñoz’s death occurred not long after the Drumpf administration began implementing its ­“zero-tolerance” crackdown on illegal migration, measures that include separating parents from their children and the threat of criminal prosecution for anyone who enters the United States unlawfully.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-family-was-separated-at-the-border-and-this-distraught-father-took-his-own-life/2018/06/08/24e40b70-6b5d-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5fd0d6ac58f0

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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