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June 08, 2015
Top News Torture This week in an historic step forward toward ensuring that torture is never again the official policy of the United States, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA...
June 02, 2015
In His Words “In the Caribbean tourism has been an important economic tool against poverty. Now we want to see if we can use it as a social tool to achieve more human rights. Our Tolerance...
May 28, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: A few years ago it seemed almost unimaginable. Ireland's overwhelming support of legalizing same-sex marriage is a reminder of how fast...
May 27, 2015
Popular Jamaican reggae singer Etana, whose name means “strength,” is a voice for change in her industry. Jamaican dancehall music often contains violent and homophobic lyrics. When prominent LGBT...
May 26, 2015
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council has rejected the proposed homophobic propaganda bill as unconstitutional. The organization...
May 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a new report outlining the issues of discrimination and violence for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Jamaica, and...
May 18, 2015
Top News Equality Yesterday was International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), a time to celebrate advocates around the world who work, often at great risk to themselves, to promote...

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May 5, 2015

Join Human Rights First for a reception in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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The Honorable Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

The Honorable David Cicilline (RI-1)

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

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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...
Report | May 19, 2015
The World as it Should Be: 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,...
Letter | May 11, 2015
May 5, 2015 Asylbek Sharipovich Jeenbekov Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh 205, Chui Prospekt Bishkek 720003 Kyrgyzstan Dear Speaker Asylbek Sharipovich:  We write to express our deep...

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