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Melanie Nathan on Uganda’s Slain LGBT Activist David Kato and International Human Rights Organizing

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Rally at Harvey Milk Plaza, San Francisco, to honor slain Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato.

KPFA and AfrobeatRadio News reported on the rally in Harvey Milk Plaza for slain LGBT rights activist David Kato in Uganda, LGBT rights in Africa, and international human rights organizing, on 02.05.2011. Ann Garrison spoke to Melanie Nathan, a former South African living in the San Francisco Bay Area; Nathan is a lawyer, a Marin County Human Rights Commissioner, an LGBT rights activist, and an Editor/Contributor to the international publication LezGetReal, a Gay Girl’s View of the World.

International LGBT rights activist and LezGetReal Editor and Contributor Melanie Nathan speaking to KPFA and AfrobeatRadio.net:

KPFA News:

Extended interview with Melanie Nathan:

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  • Ralph E. Stone said:

    How did the draconian “Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009" come about? In March 2009, American anti-gay activists traveled to Uganda for a conference that pledged to “wipe out” homosexuality. Seven months later, in October 2009, David Bahati, a Ugandan lawmaker and a member of the "Family," sponsored the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009.” The legislation is still pending. The "Family" or the "Fellowship," by the way, is a secretive, privately-funded group and one of the most powerful, well-connected Christian fundamentalist movements in the U.S. The Family’s membership includes congressmen, corporate leaders, generals, and foreign heads of state. This organization used its influence and funds through the Family’s African outreach programs to support the proposed Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill. Previously, the Family had converted Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to its anti-gay brand of Christianity. Doug Coe, the Family's leader, called Uganda's President Museveni the Family’s “key man” in Africa and the Family and other anti-gay groups have long viewed Uganda as a laboratory to experiment with Christian theocracy. See "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" and "C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy" both by Jeff Sharlet for more information on The Family.

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