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September 06, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia – President Obama and five Russian civil society leaders met today to discuss Russia’s crackdown on dissent, including the newly passed anti-“propaganda” laws targeting...
September 04, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia – In an extensive September 4th interview with the Associated Press and Channel 1 Russia, President Vladimir Putin denied that LGBT persons face discrimination in Russia...
September 04, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for reiterating the United States’ commitment to equality, including the advancement of LGBT rights, during his joint...
September 03, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia – As President Obama heads to St. Petersburg to attend the G-20 Summit later this week, Human Rights First welcomes the news that he will meet with Russian civil...
August 29, 2013
New York City – Ahead of President Obama’s trip to St. Petersburg for the G-20 Summit, Human Rights First today released a report that gives an overview of the crackdown on LGBT...
August 28, 2013
Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 13, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program More conflicting news is coming out of Russia this week. Just yesterday, Russia’s Interior Ministry announced that the government would, in...

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Factsheet | June 19, 2014
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service, and Global Rights There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Factsheet | June 13, 2014
In 2013, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality movement experienced a number of major triumphs, including the overturning of DOMA. Yet, in other countries, the global movement...
Factsheet | May 15, 2014
The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the “...
Opinions | May 09, 2014
By Shawn Gaylord “Better to be a dictator than gay.” That was Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, responding in 2012 to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s openly gay foreign minister, who had...

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