Tuesday, January 14, 2014

We Will Not Tolerate Laws That Criminalize S*xuality- Melanie Nathan Tells President Jonathan

Yesterday the United States of America slammed Nigeria for approving a law that punishes same-s*x marriage/union. A blogger and human rights advocate, Melanie Nathan has also condemned the act. She gave 10 imperative actions ‘we’ must undertake as a world community to stop this. Here is what she said on her blog about the 10 imperative actions yesterday;

Today we heard in breaking news that Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has surreptitiously signed the so-called Same S*x Prohibition Bill into law. Reports are that Jonathan actually signed the Bill, better known as the “Jail-All-The-Gays” Bill, quietly last week. News of its signing has only now been leaked.


The LGBT community around the World will not tolerate laws that criminalize s*xuality and will vehemently protest countries which institute such laws, which serve as government sanctioned mechanisms for persecution.

It seems that the Nigerian President was afraid of a huge international outcry prior to signing the Bill, yet how he could think it would never make the news defies logic.  Now that the story is out, it is absolutely incumbent upon us here in the United States and around the world to vehemently protest Nigeria and  this horrific law, including a call for boycotts and sanctions and secondly to stand by our LGBTI family in Nigeria by providing support for safe-housing and asylum in the West.

ALSO – Re Uganda: It is critical that we make a LOT of Noise NOW vs Nigeria so Museveni sees that the world will not be happy if he assents to the BILL.

Here are 10 imperative actions we must undertake as a world community:
1. Write polite letters to the President of Nigeria expressing your thoughts and explain what being gay really means – and send a copy of your letter to protectlgbt@gmail.com for publication in this BLOG.  (no more than 600 words).

2. Organize protests at Nigerian Consulates and Embassies.

3. Write to the Nigerian Ambassador/ consuls/ President in Nigeria/ in your country – here is an example: http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/index.php?page=contact-us

Dear Consul / Ambassador/ President

The World is shocked at the passage of Nigeria’s inhumane and horrific ‘Jail The Gays’ law that your President just signed into law.

It is important to note that the laws you have passed against LGBT Nigerians and visitors are based on lies and myths about homos*xuality, are unconstitutional and contrary to the International Declaration of Human Rights.

You cannot criminalize a human being’s s*xuality.

We will be protesting your embassies and calling for widespread boycotts against Nigerian tourism, exports, imports and all business.

If Nigeria justifies this bad law proclaiming its sovereignty, then it will choose isolation.  However Nigeria cannot participate in a global context if it cannot respect one of the most basic fundamental human rights and that is the right to love any person of one’s choice, whether that person is of the same or a different gender.

Anti-Homos*xuality laws condemn love that is naturally felt to the people you seek to criminalize.  The issues you purport to base your law upon are separate issues and ought to fall under the laws already in place which protect all people from s*x without consent.

Melanie Nathan.
LGBT Protection Coalitions, Worldwide.

Note: Nigeria maintains an embassy in the United States at 3519 International Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008, (tel: 202-986-8400). AND
http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/index.php?page=contact-us

AND
http://www.statehouse.gov.ng/index.php/the-administration/presidency/president-goodluck-jonathan

4. Start to Boycott all things Nigerian – to include travel, tourism, industry, exports and imports. Call companies that conduct safaris in Nigeria expressing the danger and your anger (politely) at the support of Nigeria.

5. Call upon your employer to speak out against the Jail the Gays Bill, especially if you work for a large Hotel, Airline, Bank etc. Chain that operates in or does business with Nigeria.

6.  Write a letter to President Obama, or copy him on the Letter you sent in Number 1., above. Also Copy and call your member of Congress/ Senators or your political representatives and ask if they are aware of this and what they plan to do about it? Suggest that they take note of the Asylum laws for LGBT people and that they participate in reform that will be advocated for by PCI Justice (www.pcijustice.com)

7. Call your local or national LGBT organizations (the ones that send you requests for donations)  and ask them what they are doing to help protest this Bill? Ask if they would be willing to join a coalition of International LGBT groups to ensure a massive outcry and if so to write to protectlgbt@gmail.com

8. STATE DEPARTMENT:  Call the U.S. State Department and ask them if they are willing to make special humanitarian considerations for Nigeria’s LGBT community? Ask them what Secretary Kerry is planning to do beyond mere words? Contact the U.S. Ambassador in Niger, James F. Entwistle, and ask what his Embassy is doing to help Nigerian gays get out of Nigeria? Tell the State Department and your member of Congress that we want Nigerian lawmakers banned from entering the U.S.A.  Also I am sure that the State department will soon update their TRavel Advisory to a severe WARNING for LGBT people traveling to Nigeria.

Also note: Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield leads the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, the division in the Department focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent.

FYI – Ambassador Samantha Power Urges Nigeria Civil Society to Remain Steadfast for Democracy The United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s cabinet, Ambassador Samantha Power, visited Nigeria on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She met with President Goodluck Jonathan and other government officials, as well as civil society leaders.

9. Call your Mayors office/ City Councils / Human Rights Commissions and ask for a Proclamation to Condemn the Nigerian law and request that all City dealings exclude business with Nigeria.

10. Join LGBT Protection Coalition, Worldwide, by sending your name and email address to protectlgbt@gmail.com – you will be given updates about protests and actions;



76 comments:

  1. Why are they drinking panadol on top of our own headache?....especially when they have unresolved and larger issues...Z

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    1. americans face ya own problems o, stop interfering in ours, abi kilode? dem dey kill everyday for una schools una nor see dat one abi, wey person go wake up go sch and kill dozens of pple. leave us alone abeg! we nor want gays for 9Ja

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  2. Why do Americans think we owe them

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    1. Its not abt Americans, its abt freedom, being gay doesnt hurt anyone. Live and let live.

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    2. WELCOME GAY lORD

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    3. ogun kill all your generation

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  3. I wonder if Jonathan can take in all this. No kill am o

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  4. Bia Msis Nathan go and resolve your country's issues first

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  5. lagos is my home14 January, 2014 09:27

    America face your own problems while we face ours.....when u were using extreme forces on prisoners in the G-bay , Nigerians no put mouth. When you went to an illegal war in d name of weapon of mass destruction, still today , americans are still using touch light to find the so called weapons. Nigerians did not put mouth

    Stop behaving like u hav a say everytime in how others should live their lives

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  6. Too many grammer, what is their palaver, I remember vividly that Nigeria is colonize by British not Americans, our president sure know the best things for his people,we don't need any idiot to tell us what to do and what not to do, americans started it

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  7. I will sure join the lgbt protection coalition, I must protect against the bad rule

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  8. Make dem leave our crude oil for us, we no mind

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    1. That is real trouble for your generation

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  9. Hahahaha creating asylums in the West.... that part got to me. I bet you there'll be a lot of fake gays that will apply all in the name of leaving naija. Dem never know anything. Pigs!!

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  10. Biblically it is wrong has a law, dont know if president jonathan is an herbalist

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    1. Wrong has a law??? An herbalist??? Which night school u go???? Olodo Ra BA Ta

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  11. i still dnt get y all dis GAYS nd lesbians always force themselves 2 b loved by pple, u er gay fine then look 4 a corner nd maintain ur cool till Gods wrought wil com down on u.... They also want 2 b heard.... Nonsense.

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    1. They are humans too.They ought to be heard too cos they've got rights like you and I.
      Do click on this link and find something that interests you.CLICK PLS

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  12. Nigerians have sense to know that it is wrong for two same sex to get married, even if jonathan did not think before signing the law

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  13. Oh we would Experience isolation, what the fuck is their bizwax asin seriously, are we not an indpendnt nation? I do not get
    Do we tell them what to do, or even advice them, they werr not even the ones that colonized us, I reallly do not get
    Abeg mind una business

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  14. In fact the 14 years jail term is too small it should be life imprisonment

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  15. Joblessness of some people. She no go go try dis nonsense for Saudi Arabia or the UAE or any islamic state. Dem go shut e mouth up with plenty slaps. Hahahahah

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  16. Ladun you should be very careful about supporting this evil by posting news about it. This your blog must not be turned to a homosexual blog. America and their homosexuals can go and die!

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  17. Here is not America pls leave we Nigerians alone bc God said a man should leave his Mother and Father to unite with his wife and not with his man. So Miss or Mrs park Well abeg.

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  18. This stupid americans will never mind their business. When Boko haram was killing hundreds of people, they didn't care. Now they want to enforce their 'gayism' on us. We r an independent nation if u haven't realized that. To hell with u!

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  19. Trust Nigerians and their hypocrisy ,when old men are molesting and marrying children that one is part of your culture you kept quiet... corruption which is destroying your lives that one too is part of your culture... children are still being tortured forced to drink mercury by self styled prophets after being accused of being witches…no one sees anything wrong with that
    fathers and pedophiles are sleeping with little babies everyone accepts that

    but 2 men or 2 women doing their own thing in the privacy of their house is the main problem disturbing Nigerians?

    we know of many big men in Nig politicians,senators even reps who sneak off to south africa and throw parties and orgies with male south african prostitutes and white ones..they even fly them in private jets to europe for shopping they too are busy making noise in public about "Homosesuality not being our culture"

    a society is judged by the way it treats the vulnerable in the society

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    1. It a shame u have only experience taking it from d back. Anofia . I pray they catch u soon and slap u with 14yrs.

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    2. keep your stupid mouth shut if you dont have anything sensible to say..ignorant area boys like you have successfully shut people up with this same low down tactics to the extent that no one is standing up for these people.
      anyone speaks up in their support the person is labelled Gay its homophobic people like you who are most likely closet homosexuals

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  20. Their own too much, the whole state will protest, they are full of rubbish

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  21. Diz xo calld blogger shud leave ♏v̶̲̥̅ country A̶̲̥̅̊lone..is it by force..we dnt want gayz na by force..shuu!!!we ar A̶̲̥̅̊ soverign nation..n decidez wt we wnt...

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  22. Ladun are you sure this Melanie is a blogger, cant she be at least be reasonable

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    1. How is ladun to know, are they related

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  23. Fucking daughter of bitch

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  24. What is their business with Nigerians, cant all of them mind their business

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  25. Funny thing is that these Americans haven't even accepted this same issue they accuse Nigerian govt of not accepting. How many states in America have legalized gay marriage? Isn't that what brad Pitt and Angelina were protesting against? They should remove the log in their eye and maybe they will see properly

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    1. My dear I tire ooo for this America people, Gays in America still find it difficult to live a free life, they are here telling us how to live, we don't want Gays here period

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  26. The world must nt b 4 homosexuality bcos america stands 4 it, so biko miss nathan mind ur business cos our business is nt ur own

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  27. They only encouraging us to try new things, there is no big deal there

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    1. Jully you are not a human being what new thing are you talking about

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  28. Nice comment Melanie, will sure protest against the president of Nigeria for signing the same sex prohibition bill, am very much interested in doing it, I have a partner already

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  29. caroline, straight blazes for you

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  30. Truth is bitter, they are only trying to help, Nigerians don't like good things

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    1. What is the good thing,guy marrying guy and ladies marrying ladies.

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  31. What freedom is she talking about. She has time o mumu

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  32. Dem dey crase make dem go dey do foolishness 4 deir country not here in Nigeria such sacrilege nonsense God bless Nigeria and Goodluck jonathan

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  33. Now people will claim gay and get visa sharply,just like in Abacha's era. Thank you Jona

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  34. I de tell u, serious Life Imprisonment. awon alayi loju ti. shior!

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  35. I de tell u, serious Life Imprisonment. awon alayi loju ti. shior!

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  36. Uncle Jona don sign and we are happy about it. Homos shut up and Americans should take several seats o.

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  37. The plastic surgery melanie did is affecting her mendular oblongata

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  38. There is nothing wrong in all what melanie and the secretary of the states say

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  39. To leave the sexuality issues as law is better than all the foolish people embezzling and stealing the nations money

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  40. Nice 1 melanie, you can do better than the world budget that you wrote

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  41. Nigerians are black and their mentality are black

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  42. She just need attention of being in the news

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  43. Pity her nigerians, she is so sorry, she will not say it again.

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  44. Dnt blame this mumu wen our government have decided nt to set their priority right.Mtchew

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  45. O yaa gays show ur face nd fight for ur right. Re u gays afraid ni. Me am not afraid to say I love guys nd Sex

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  46. Could it be that this will become another Avenue for visa application..hmmm! #Endtimesigns

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  47. On this one, I am standing with Jonathan. All hail Nigeria!

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  48. Melanie needs deliverance,maybe she is sad because she is practising the act

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  49. All she talk is babaric.
    Law is law, no Amendent Jonathan.

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  50. This Melanie need medical attention

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  51. Of course she is cos if not she won't be talking trash like this illicit act of sodomy dat she wants my stedfast against sodomy president is trying to desist the country from practicing. All I pray is for GOD to make our president steadfast on this just bill which he passed and ignore all the white people harrant nonsense

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  52. Ladun, your blog is highly respected. Please kindly erase trash write publication by d so called Melanie abi na Melon . She sounds aggressive and very unprofessional. just to see how irrelevant her publications are, no one copied her except u. Pls dissociate urself with such supporter of immorality asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. We all are behind you mr president and we're ready to bulldoze and kick out any act of sodomy which the fucking whites decides to practice. We say "NO" to same sex marriage.

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  54. GOD will never forget you mr president for this just bill which you passed. Your treasures are being stored above because of this biblical condemnation.

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  55. Did u just say humans? Wow! Surely I say to you that you aren't a son of GOD because if not you would have weighed before speaking. I'm so sad for you.

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  56. Pple need to change dia minds. Different pple with different characters. Its dia choice. Pple were born lik dat. D law is anti human right

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  57. Evil people should face their countries and stop putting their mouth in our affairs,well am happy my president is not someone you can stamped into your own opinion or wish..USA,UK,GERMANY,ETC BACK OFF.

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    1. Y not sign a bill of 14years sentence for embezzlement in the goverment.

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  58. Evil people? Wat happened to do not judge...what is d definition of freedom? Nigeria is still 100years backward. Deal with corruption,boko aram,shortage of electricity,Unemployment among others.

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