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June 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act (S. 2472), a bill to direct the Department of State to establish a Special Envoy in...
June 05, 2014
As Vice President Joe Biden heads to Ukraine this weekend for the inauguration of new Ukrainian president Poroshenko, he might want to pay closer attention to the new era of...
May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for issuing a resolution calling for established protections against discrimination on...
May 29, 2014
Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people is having a spillover effect as neighboring countries enact copycat homophobic legislation. Conventional wisdom holds that leaders such as President Vladimir Putin...
May 23, 2014
A new report issued by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) this month documents the alarming impact of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February...
May 20, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today called the Georgian Parliament’s adoption of an anti-discrimination bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity on the list of...
May 19, 2014
On Saturday, the world celebrated International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), an annual commemoration of the decision made by the World Health Organization to remove homosexuality...

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April 4, 2015

Human Rights First invites you to a reception to mark the launch of the Safe Shores Project, a new effort bringing together the tourism industry, government agencies, and the Caribbean LGBT community to partner for positive change in the region.

The Safe Shores Project will increase cultural exchange through the power of tourism, paving the way to economic stability and visibility for the LGBT community. Beginning with Jamaica, Belize, St. Lucia, and the Dominican Republic, the Safe Shores Project convenes key stakeholders to effect powerful change.

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Letter | April 02, 2015
Mr. Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland Dear President Bach: Human Rights First welcomed your successful...
Letter | April 02, 2015
April 2, 2015 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama: The undersigned United States organizations work in various capacities to...
Letter | January 22, 2015
Dear President Obama: As the first American President to attend India’s Republic Day commemoration, you will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the shared values of our two democracies. In...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...

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