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July 31, 2015 Jamaica’s Ministry of Education announced revisions to its Safety and Security Guidelines to address bullying against LGBT students, among others. This marks an important step towards guaranteeing...
July 31, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) announcement that Kazakhstan was not selected to host the 2022 Olympic Games, Human Rights First today urged the U.S....
July 30, 2015 Tomorrow the International Olympic Committee will choose the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Narrowed down to two, Almaty and Beijing, the IOC is faced with a veritable human rights quagmire...
July 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed public comments made by President Obama that support the protection of civil society, human rights, and equality in Kenya. During a...
July 16, 2015 Theo Salem-Mackall How LGBT individuals are treated by society at large can be a direct result of Church positions on homosexuality and the family. All too often, homophobic stances by clergy have...
July 14, 2015 Center for Transatlantic Relations will host a screening of The Abominable Crime, a film about homophobia in Jamaica, on July 15th. Register for the event here. In 2006, Time ...
July 08, 2015 By Theo Salem-Mackall  Late in the afternoon of June 28th, as Istanbul’s annual LGBT pride parade wound down, participants encountered a sudden assault from Turkish police forces. Armed...

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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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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...
Infographic | October 03, 2016
Human Rights First is concerned about long-standing laws in the Caribbean that criminalize homosexuality or otherwise infringe on basic human rights, but we are also inspired by the brave leaders who...
Factsheet | July 15, 2016
Распространение законов о пропаганде  по российскому образцу Международное ЛГБТ-сообщество с ужасом продолжает наблюдать за тем, как тенденция на принятие дискриминационных законов о...

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