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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...
March 03, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First, along with a broad-based coalition of human rights organizations, today urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make equality an indisputable part of...
February 28, 2014
By Trevor Allen Despite numerous setbacks including venue closures and hotel and restaurant reservation cancellations, Moscow’s first ever “Open Games” successfully commenced on...

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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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