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December 17, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a new report outlining the challenges to equality faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Dominican Republic, and...
December 15, 2015 Top News Extremism in France During yesterday’s second round of French regional elections, voters rejected candidates from the far-right political party the National Front. The development...
December 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the filing of a constitutional challenge against Jamaica’s discriminatory anti-sodomy law as an important part of holistic efforts to...
December 09, 2015 According to a Human Rights First Study conducted by Harris Poll Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First released a new study conducted by Harris Poll showing broad bipartisan support...
December 07, 2015 Nearly a year ago, Egyptian police arrested 26 men in a traditional hammam bathhouse under charges of "debauchery." The mass arrest stemmed from collusion between investigative journalist Mona Iraqi...
November 30, 2015 "It can be observed that the social acceptance towards LGBT people - at least in the biggest cities of the country - has increased since the 2000s. The coverage of LGBT issues in the local...
November 20, 2015 “The worst…has already happened to us,” said Nicole Santamaría in a recent meeting with Human Rights First. She referred to discrimination, threats, violence, and the brutal murders of members of El...

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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 | April 20, 2017
Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men...
Letter | April 18, 2017
Dear Ambassador Haley: I am writing to express alarm over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia, and to call for U.S. leadership at the United Nations in pressing for...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...

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