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The human rights of LGBT people should be a foreign policy priority of the U.S. government.

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June 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed support for the creation of the position of U.N. Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) and for the renewal of...
June 27, 2016 By Elise Adams  Subhi Nahas, a 28-year-old gay refugee from Syria, served as a grand marshal at the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday. Nahas came to the United States in 2015 after years...
June 27, 2016 I recently traveled to El Salvador to meet with activists working for full LGBT equality. Karla Avelar, Executive Director of COMCAVIS Trans, is one of them. Karla Avelar greets me with a warm...
June 24, 2016 Washington, D.C. - In advance of tomorrow’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride march in El Salvador, Human Rights First today expressed its support for LGBT...
June 17, 2016 By Courtney Thomas On Monday a gay couple in Moscow was arrested and detained for laying flowers and a sign with the message, "Love Wins—Stay with Orlando" outside the U.S. embassy. The gesture...
June 13, 2016 "I stand with the rainbow flag. I know that many of you belong to this group. I ask that you not be afraid to claim your human rights." -Olena Shevchenko, LGBT NGO Insight  ...
June 13, 2016 Top News Ukraine Pride After the deadliest mass shooting attack in U.S. history targeted LGBT men and women at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, claiming 50 lives and critically injuring dozens...

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Letter | June 29, 2016
Dear Ambassador Harper: I am writing to express Human Rights First’s support as you work to reaffirm human rights on two upcoming votes at the U.N. Human Rights Council. I want to first underscore...
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 17, 2016
Supporters: Advocates for Youth, American Jewish World Service, Human Rights Campaign, and Human Rights First In the last several years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality...
Letter | March 16, 2016
March 15, 2016 Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Embassy of the United States, Ukraine 4 A.I. Sikorsky St. 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine Dear Ambassador Pyatt: I am writing to raise concerns about the...

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