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March 12, 2014
Human Rights First applauds the recent decision by Lebanese judge Naji al-Dahdah to dismiss a case against a transgender woman in Jdeideh, Beirut accused of violating Article 534 of Lebanon’s penal...
March 12, 2014
Washington D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over reports that the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) will vote tomorrow to approve an anti-“propaganda” law that violates the...
March 11, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Russian lawmakers recently passed a first reading of an alarming three-part bill meant to aid the fight against terrorism. But it could also be an effective tool for authorities to...
March 05, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the United States Embassy in Moscow for providing support and assistance to participants of the first Russian Open Games that occurred February 26...
March 05, 2014
By Simone Salvo On February 6, just weeks before the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law, Uganda passed another piece of legislation under the guise of promoting morality: the Anti...
March 04, 2014
When Irish civil rights activists proposed marching in the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day parade in 1969, they were given permission to carry their banner on the condition that it clearly...
March 03, 2014
By Jess Ballance This week, Human Rights First will profile just a few of the millions of women worldwide who are fighting discrimination and gender-based violence, who work tirelessly to make...

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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 “...
Factsheet | June 19, 2014
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service, and Global Rights There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Factsheet | June 13, 2014
In 2013, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality movement experienced a number of major triumphs, including the overturning of DOMA. Yet, in other countries, the global movement...

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