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February 27, 2015
Biography  Clare Byarugaba is an activist fighting for social justice and basic rights for marginalized populations in Uganda. Clare has served as the co-coordinator of the...
February 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. - In response to today’s announcement that the State Department will appoint Randy Berry as the new special envoy to promote the protection of the human rights of LGBT people...
February 20, 2015
It looks like the Jamaican LGBT community has a new ally. Arlene Harrison-Henry, Jamaica's first female public defender, was recently quoted as saying the country's LGBT community is “...
February 10, 2015
Advocates for the human rights of LGBT people across the globe face unique struggles and legal landscapes. On Friday February 6, I participated in a panel examining these issues called “LGBT Rights...
February 05, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint a special envoy in the State Department focused on promoting the human...
January 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the re-introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act, a bill to direct the Department of State to establish a Special...
January 26, 2015
Today, we are pleased to launch a new monthly feature titled “Voices for Equality.” Each month, we will highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights...

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Letter | January 22, 2015
Dear President Obama: As the first American President to attend India’s Republic Day commemoration, you will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the shared values of our two democracies. In...
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...
Blueprint | December 08, 2014
Overview Russia's Brand of Legislative Homophobia In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations,” thus enacting a federal...
Factsheet | October 09, 2014
The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been a top priority of the Obama Administration.  President Obama’s leadership has yielded advancements in the...

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