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November 09, 2015 Top News Guantanamo As early as this week, the Obama Administration is set to release its plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The long-awaited strategy reportedly...
November 04, 2015 A recent feature by Buzzfeed's J. Lester Feder on the plight of LGBT Syrian refugees offered a rare look at the lives of one of the most vulnerable displaced groups. Feder relays the fears of LGBT...
November 03, 2015 In an attempt to expand upon the 2013 Russian law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," two elected officials recently announced that they are seeking to criminalize the...
November 02, 2015 Most Americans would have a hard time finding Kyrgyzstan on a map, let alone telling you about its geopolitical environment. But those who care about human rights should take note of what’s...
October 30, 2015 This week, Seventeen months after suffering a vicious attack outside of a popular nightclub in Minsk, Belarus, Mikhail Pishcheuski passed away. Pishcheuski, a prominent member of...
October 29, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First called on Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly urge the Kyrgyz government to reject a proposed anti-LGBT propaganda law during his trip to...
October 21, 2015 Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning “propaganda” of nontraditional sexual relations in 2013, similar legislative homophobia has steadily spread into Eastern Europe and...

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November 11, 2016

Honoring:

Caleb Orozco 

Executive Director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and lead plaintiff in the landmark case that overturned Belize's sodomy law

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Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

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Factsheet | February 22, 2017
LGBT Refugees and President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order   President Trump’s Executive Order President Trump’s January 27th executive order sought to: Halt...
Video | February 09, 2017
Each month, we highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights movement by profiling an activist working on behalf of equality for all. Human Rights First...
Issue Brief | January 18, 2017
In May 2016 a trans woman in Colón, El Salvador was beaten and strangled to death. Unknown assailants skinned her face and threw her body in a ditch on the side of a highway. In June Human...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...

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