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January 29, 2016
Jamaica's Offences Against the Person Act of 1864, also known as the sodomy law, criminalizes all forms of intimacy between men, even in private. Although the law is rarely enforced, it provides...
January 26, 2016
By Slava Bortnik Belarus, my home country, is toying with a Russian-style “anti-propaganda” bill, potentially limiting the free expression of LGBT people. In Russia, this law is used to harass...
January 21, 2016
In Russia, the year started with both good news and bad news for the country’s embattled LGBT community. First, the bad. Persecution of NGOs working to defend the rights of LGBT people is as...
January 20, 2016
A gay couple arrested arbitrarily by police, a transgender man unable to get a job because of transphobia, and thirty-three transgender women killed since 2006 in possible hate-motivated murders....
January 15, 2016
By Maurice Tomlinson This week the president of the Jamaica Association for Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGCE) revealed that some homophobic school counselors completely shun LGBT...
January 12, 2016
At the end of 2015 I had a chance to meet with several LGBT activists from Tajikistan. Most Americans know little about this Central Asian nation, which is situated between China and Afghanistan...
January 06, 2016
On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now-famous speech on four freedoms essential to democracy and human rights: Freedom of speech Freedom of religion...

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Factsheet | January 12, 2016
“Remember, all people have the right to equal treatment under the law. Be kind to your enemies and through your kindness and acceptance of them, hope will prevail. And one day, inequality will not be...
Factsheet | December 17, 2015
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, and American Jewish World Service  There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Report | December 17, 2015
Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to the Dominican Republic in June and August of 2015 and spoke to activists, Dominican officials, and the U.S. Ambassador about the state of...
Report | December 09, 2015
This presentation contains results from two surveys: •2,023 American Adults   Conducted November 12-19, 2015 •2,016 American Adults  Conducted November 19-23, 2015 These surveys...

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