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October 18, 2013
This is a cross-post from BuzzFeed. Before Putin signed Russia’s infamous antigay law, 10 regional governments have passed similar laws starting in 2006. Now, the Olympic flame is passing through...
October 04, 2013
Human Rights First’s report, Convenient Targets, outlines steps the Obama Administration should take to oppose Russia’s antigay law. But some American Olympians, both current and former, aren’t...
October 02, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First applauds comments made yesterday by the president of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Larry Probst, in which he signaled willingness to amend the...
October 01, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. “The feeling is we can survive and accomplish anything.” -- Polina Andrianova, Russian LGBT...
September 27, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First calls on  the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin to carry the spirit of D.C. to Greece this weekend as becomes the first Russian to carry the...
September 26, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First condemns the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) dismissal of concerns over Russia’s anti-“propaganda” law. Despite the Olympic Charter’s provisions...
September 24, 2013
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. When President Vladimir Putin signed the anti-gay "propaganda" bill on June 30th, he was playing politics. In the name of both protecting...

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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
We saw what Putin can do to LGBT Russians while the international media was camped in Sochi covering the XXII Winter Olympiad.  What kind of crackdown might happen when it’s all over? ...
Report | November 26, 2013
In 2004, State Duma parliamentarian Alexander Chuev reintroduced a bill to ban “homosexual propaganda.” On the same day, the Duma received a statement opposing the bill. It was sent by the Prime...
Testimony | June 12, 2013
In a statement submitted today to both the Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and the Subcommittee on European...

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