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December 18, 2014 Last week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to include sexual orientation in Principle Six of the Olympic Charter, the nondiscrimination clause. And thanks to another IOC vote earlier...
November 13, 2014 By: Gleb Latnik, Russian LGBT Activist I was born in a small town in the Ural region of Russia. I realized I was gay as a teen, but it took years for me to accept myself because of the lack of...
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....

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Factsheet | April 01, 2016
Международное сообщество лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов и трансгендеров (ЛГБТ) с нарастающим ужасом наблюдает за тем, как дискриминационные российские законы о гей-пропаганде постепенно начинают...
Factsheet | March 08, 2016
The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. Yet...
Letter | April 02, 2015
Mr. Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland Dear President Bach: Human Rights First welcomed your successful...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...

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