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June 20, 2017 By Charlotte Gliserman On June 10th, Human Rights First celebrated Pride Month by participating in Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Parade. Surrounded by tens of thousands of “...
June 15, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over the statements made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicating that he has not raised the ongoing persecution of gay...
June 05, 2017 Top Items Trump Administration Asks the Supreme Court to Reinstate Refugee Ban On Thursday the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals'...
May 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the swift, bipartisan passage of House Resolution 531, a strong condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in...
May 24, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the introduction of a new resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the continuing persecution of gay and bisexual men in...
May 17, 2017 Washington, D.C. - In honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Human Rights First today celebrates the work of human rights activists around the world...
May 15, 2017 Top Items Turkish President to Visit the White House President Trump is scheduled to welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House tomorrow for talks...

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November 11, 2016

Honoring:

Caleb Orozco 

Executive Director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and lead plaintiff in the landmark case that overturned Belize's sodomy law

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Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Get the Facts: Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya Share on Facebook   Take Action     Donate The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian...
Letter | April 18, 2017
Dear Ambassador Haley: I am writing to express alarm over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia, and to call for U.S. leadership at the United Nations in pressing for...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...

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