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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#MelanieNathan #LisaBloom #Attorney #WhoIsShe #WhyImportant #FreedomOfSpeech #AgeOfDumpf  #EndPrejudiceDiscrimination #AgainstLGBTQPeople  #LawyerAndHumanRightsActivits #InternationallyKnown #FirstAmendment #NavyPrideEvent #ForceOfNature #PrivateCourtsInc #MediationHumanRightsAdvocacyFirm #MarinCounty #California #ProlificBlogger #Journalist #HelpingLGBTAsylumSeekers #Uganda #KillTheGaysBill #InvestigationOfCorrectiveRape

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

Melanie and her daughter

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Tesla Roadster …. “🚗 Rode SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Into Space 🚗 …. Yes, it did …. “!!


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WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE TESLA?

Experts predict smooth sailing – and, ultimately, salvage

The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon, February 6, seems poised to overshoot its mark as company CEO Elon Musk tweeted.

Experts nonetheless predicted smooth sailing for the cherry red convertible and the spacesuit-wearing mannequin, Starman, positioned behind the wheel. Even in the asteroid belt, it seems the car is unlikely to encounter anything beyond ultraviolet radiation, cosmic rays and other highly charged particles, and the occasional micrometeroid.

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With no oxygen and no water, there’s no chance that the Roadster will rust. But given the ongoing exposure to UV light, the car’s “paint will start to fade over time just as any car does here in Phoenix in the desert,” said Dr. Jim Bell, a planetary scientist at Arizona State University and the president of the Planetary Society.

In a press conference held after the launch, Musk said he expected the car to be “out there in space for maybe millions or billions of years.” But Bell isn’t so sure. He said that at some point – perhaps 50 to 100 years from now – it will be “a juicy target for salvage,” and someone will mount a new space mission to recapture the Roadster and bring it back to Earth.

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

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/here-s-what-will-happen-tesla-spacex-shot-space-ncna845566?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_lw

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

DISCLAIMER

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~SpaceX Launches Car Into Orbit: Starman In The Sky~~

NBC News

~~Published on Feb 7, 2018~~

Yes, this is a car in space! A red Tesla Roadster is orbiting the sun, with a dummy astronaut in the driver’s seat. The vehicle hitched a ride into space in the payload of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s largest rocket.

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Trevor Noah’s Devastated Monologue … Philando Castile dash-cam footage …. ‘It broke me’ …. “!!


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~~June 23, 2017~~ 

JURY OF YOUR PEERS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Trevor Noah isn’t an American.

Trevor (born 20 February 1984) is a South African television and radio host, and comedian, known for his role as host of The Daily Show on American network Comedy Central since September 2015.

He is a Black man … he knows how this feels.  

America should be ashamed but then again, there is so much to be ashamed for, that this is only a small drop in a huge bucket.

Sad!!

HortyRex©

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On Wednesday night’s episode, June 21, of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah devoted the second half of his monologue to his devastation after seeing the just-released dash-cam video footage of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year.

Last week, the officer was acquitted on all charges, including manslaughter.

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I won’t lie to you.

When I watched this video, it broke me.

It just – it broke me. You see so many of these videos, and you start to get numb, but this one? Seeing the child, that little girl, getting out of the car, after watching a man get killed, it broke my heart into little pieces.

Like, I thought of every joke people make about “Oh, the most confusing day in the hood is Father’s Day”:

“People don’t know where their parents are, ha-ha. Black dads.” That’s a black dad that’s gone.

That’s a child that grows up not knowing what it’s like to have somebody in their life.

It’s one thing to have the system against you – the district attorneys, the police unions, the courts – that’s one thing. But when a jury of your peers, your community, sees this evidence and decides that even this is self-defense, that is truly depressing. Because what they’re basically saying is in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black.

And that’s the truth of what we saw with this verdict.

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/06/22/read-trevor-noahs-devastated-monologue-about-philando-castile-dashcam-footage-it-broke-me/?utm_term=.1c59a579e046

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

DISCLAIMER

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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#TrevorNoah #DevastatedMonologue #PhilandoCastile #DashCamFootage #ItBrokeMe #AmericasBias #AgainstAfricanAmericans #SouthAfrica #TelevisionRadioHost #Comedian #TheDailyhow #AmericanNetwork #ComedyCentral #JuryOfYourPeers #YourCommunity

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~The Truth About the Philando Castile Verdict~~

The Daily Show

~~Published on Jun 21, 2017~~

After dashcam footage of Philando Castile‘s police shooting is released, Trevor breaks down America’s unconscious bias against African Americans.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #647 …. “Republic of Namibia …. a country in southern Africa …. “!!


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~~April 10, 2017~~ 

NAMIBIA

~Where the Desert Meets the Sea~

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

~Wikipedia~

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Different photos

https://www.facebook.com/Different-photos-386337431417527/

DISCLAIMER

I do not own this image.

No intention of taking credit.

HortyRex©

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #647 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Amazing #Awesome #AwesomePhotography #Photography #DifferentPhotos #Namibia #SouthernAfrica #DesertMeetsTheSea

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. “CHAPPiE – Who am I in this body?”


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~~July 12, 2015~~

CHAPPiE – Who am I in this body?

Chappie (stylized as CHAPPiE) is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp.

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~~PLOT~~

In an effort to combat a record high crime rate in the city of Johannesburg, the South African government purchases a squadron of state-of-the-art, armor-plated A.I. attack robots from American weapons manufacturer Tetravaal, developed by British engineer Deon Wilson. A competing project is the remotely controlled MOOSE, developed by Australian soldier-turned-engineer Vincent Moore.

The robots are an instant success, wiping out some of the city’s most powerful drug and organized crime gangs in a matter of months, and before long, Tetravaal move their main headquarters to Johannesburg. Deon receives plenty of recognition for the company’s success, but Vincent grows jealous when the police are unwilling to give his heavy weapons platform equal attention.

At home, Deon creates a prototype artificial intelligence that mimics a human mind to the point of feeling emotions and having opinions, but Tetravaal CEO Michelle Bradley refuses to let him test the A.I. on a police robot.

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Undeterred, Deon steals a recently damaged robot before it is destroyed and puts it in his van, along with the “guard key” needed to update the robot’s software.

On his way home, he is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, Ninja, Yolandi, and Amerika, who threaten to kill him unless he reprograms a police robot to fight for them.

Deon installs the new software into the damaged robot, which responds with childlike terror upon powering up. Deon and Yolandi calm the robot, teaching it words and naming it “Chappie“.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappie_(film)

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~~GALLERY~~

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The included video accomplishes two purposes.

It gives you a preview of the movie while, at the same time, it shows deeply thought provoking scenes from CHAPPiE

 with Alan Watts exploring the mystery of existence.

Hope you enjoy it.

HortyRex©

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~~SOURCES~~

http://www.phoenixisrisen.co.uk/?p=4217

http://wavechronicle.com/wave/?p=8195

https://www.facebook.com/thejourneyofpurposetjop?fref=ts

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~CHAPPiE – Who am I in this body?~

THE JOURNEY OF PURPOSE

~Published on Jun 29, 2015~

TJOP takes no credit for footages and music in this presentation

I do not intend to infringe copyright.

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #Chappie #WhoAmI #InThisBody #2015AmericanScienceFictionFilm #NeillBlomkamp #AmericanWeaponsManufacturer #Tetravaal #BritishEngineer #DeonWilson #CompetingProject #MOOSE #AustralianSoldierEngineer #VincentMoore #PrototypeArtificialIntelligence #FeelingEmotions #Opinions #MichelleBradley #Ninja #Yolandi #Amerika #AlanWatts #TheJorneyOfPurpose #TJOP

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Images of the Day”, #237: “Donald Trump, Jr.”!!


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~~May 7, 2015~~ 

Donald Trump Jr.’s big game hunt in Africa

Pictured holding a dead elephant’s tail in one hand and a knife which appears to have cut off the tail in another.

Barbaric or fair game?

Several comments from readers

Like father like son, another asshole in this world.

Barbaric

Barbaric… beyond barbaric… UGH, UGH, AND MORE UGH… Disgusting

~~IMAGE SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/TMZ?fref=photo

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #237 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #DonaldTrumpJr #BigGameHunt #Africa #HoldingDeadElephantsTail #Knife #Sadness #ScumbagKiller #SpoiledRichBrat #Barbaric #LikeFatherLikeSon #HunterTrophy #BeyondWords #TellsHuntersStory #ShowsPersonalValue #IanGibson #ProfessionalHunter #ChifutiSafaris #KilledByElephantBull #CheworeNorth #ZambeziValley #PoeticJustice

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Poetic justice … in my book

Ian Gibson, a professional hunter for Chifuti Safaris, was killed by an elephant bull while guiding an elephant hunt in Chewore North in the lower Zambezi Valley.

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Marriage Equality …. Slovenia!!


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~~March 4, 2015~~ 

Slovenia became the first Central European country to pass marriage equality

On March 3, HRC commended the government of Slovenia for passing legislation that will make it the 21st nation to grant full marriage rights to all of its citizens.

“We commend the elected representatives of Slovenia for passing such historic legislation ensuring the nation’s LGBT citizens receive the rights they deserve, and we congratulate the LGBT activists and advocates who helped make this momentous day possible,”

said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global.

Slovenia’s national parliament approved the bill by a vote of 51 to 28. The bill will be sent to President Borut Pahor to sign into law.

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay, as well as England and Wales in the United Kingdom, have marriage equality laws that have gone into effect. In addition, Finland is set to extend full marriage rights to their LGBT citizens in the coming year.

The situation for LGBT people around the world varies widely, as some countries embrace equality, while in others, LGBT people continue to suffer from discrimination, persecution and violence.

Same-sex conduct is criminalized in 76 countries
In 10 countries same-sex conduct is punishable by death
So-called anti-LGBT “propaganda” laws inhibit LGBT advocacy in three countries
Same-sex marriage licenses are issued nationwide in 21 countries
In 2014 there were over 200 documented reports of transgender people murdered in 28 countries.

There continue to be countless undocumented cases of violence against transgender people throughout the world.

“As it appears in … “

http://www.hrc.org/

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To this day, it’s 21 countries

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#MarriageEquality #Slovenia #FirstCentralEuropeanCountry #TyCobb #DirectorHRCGlobal #HumanRightsCampaign #Argentina #Belgium #Brazil #Canada #Denmark #France #Iceland #Luxembourg #TheNetherlands #NewZealand #Norway #Portugal #SouthAfrica #Scotland #Spain #Sweden #Uruguay #England #Wales #UnitedKingdom #RightSideOfHistory #AroundTheGlobe #Transgender #LoveIsLove #GetOverIt #SomePeopleAreGay #Stonewall

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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~~WORLDWIDE GALLERY~~ 

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