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October 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First called on Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly urge the Kyrgyz government to reject a proposed anti-LGBT propaganda law during his trip to...
October 21, 2015
Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning “propaganda” of nontraditional sexual relations in 2013, similar legislative homophobia has steadily spread into Eastern Europe and...
September 30, 2015
In Her Words "I came to the United States in 2013 through the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights to denounce the El Salvadorian state for the lack of compromise for us, particular...
September 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today pressed the Obama Administration to publicly call for the Kygryz government to reject the proposed propaganda law that would be a major setback for the...
September 08, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal to publicly raise concerns over the proposed...
August 31, 2015
Taras Karasiichuk, Executive Director of Gay Alliance Ukraine In his Words "We have sent letters to the police and they have said, 'sorry but we don't recognize any threats...
August 28, 2015
In 2013, the arrival of openly gay U.S. Ambassador James Brewster in the Dominican Republic stirred passionate debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. When Human Rights First traveled to...


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Letter | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 President Barack Obama The White House Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge that you make protection of human rights a central feature of your upcoming visit to Kenya....
Report | July 09, 2015
Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT People in Jamaica Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to Jamaica in March 2015 and interviewed members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
Infographic | June 30, 2015
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Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...

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