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September 25, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today welcomed news that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has introduced a new anti-discrimination clause into its host city contract, but noted...
September 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed alarm over a provision to criminalize homosexuality that is being considered for adoption as part of a new penal code in Chad. Article 361 of the...
September 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the passage of a discriminatory bill by Gambia’s National Assembly represents an alarming trend threatening the human rights of lesbian, gay,...
September 02, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to address concerns about anti-LGBT legislation in Lithuania and Lativa during his meetings this week with Baltic leaders....
August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. –On the 23rd anniversary to Kyrgyzstan’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union, Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government and the international community to work...
August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over the rising tide of homophobic rhetoric which lead to the withdrawal of the Jamaican Supreme Court case challenging the...
August 06, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – As today marks Independence Day in Jamaica, Human Rights First along with Jamaican human rights activists renewed their call for equality and freedom from discrimination...

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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...
Letter | September 29, 2014
Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your critical work to promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. We are writing to respectfully request...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Report | July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...

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