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March 25, 2014
By Simone Salvo Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air...
March 24, 2014
Washington DC – Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s concrete steps to respond to Uganda’s discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act that was recently signed into law by Ugandan...
March 24, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights today urged President Obama to address LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues during...
March 21, 2014
By Simone Salvo In a speech last week, Uganda’s first lady Janet Museveni congratulated bishops of the Church of Uganda for their anti-gay work. After thanking God for providing...
March 21, 2014
Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air into the debate that’...
March 20, 2014
By Simone Salvo As St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year were again steeped in predictable controversy, the annual parade in Boston was particularly, uh, lively. While big-name sponsor Sam Adams...
March 20, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Later this week, the Malawi High Court is expected to make an announcement with important implication for LGBT rights in Africa, where several countries have recently stiffened...

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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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