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May 19, 2014
Top News POST-WAR NATIONAL SECURITY On Wednesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on “Authorization for Use of Military Force After Iraq and Afghanistan.” The...
May 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today joins together with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and allies, and human rights organizations around the world to celebrate...
May 13, 2014
By Trevor Allen 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...
May 09, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today applauds the city authorities of Khabarovsk, Russia for approving a human rights lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
May 09, 2014
By Dawes Cooke The trial of two Ugandans accused of violating the country’s anti-homosexuality laws moved forward this week, marking a critical point in the legal repression of the Ugandan LGBT...
May 09, 2014
Washington D.C. –  In preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship which begins today in Belarus, Human Rights First along with a coalition of human rights groups...
May 06, 2014
Already strained nongovernmental organizations now will likely face further scrutiny under a proposed amendment that would drastically increase the restrictions on groups operating within Uganda....

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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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