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Stop the Crackdown on LGBT Russians

Facing threats to their rights, LGBT Russians deserve the support of the United States.

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November 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauds Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs for standing with the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and...
October 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over news that Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to pass a proposed discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law on first reading. The bill...
October 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government and the international community to work to prevent the passage of Kyrgyzstan’s proposed discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law. The...
September 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Russian Constitutional Court ruling upholding the discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law. The case was brought before the...
September 02, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to address concerns about anti-LGBT legislation in Lithuania and Lativa during his meetings this week with Baltic leaders....
August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. –On the 23rd anniversary to Kyrgyzstan’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union, Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government and the international community to work...
July 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Rep. John...

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Blueprint | December 08, 2014
In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations” thus enacting a federal ban that violates the constitutionally guaranteed rights...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Opinions | May 08, 2014
By Sonni Efron As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-...
Factsheet | February 27, 2014
The international LGBT community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. The flagship piece of that legislation, the...

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