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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...
August 08, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program On June 30 this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual...
August 07, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program When we called on the U.S. government to press Russia on anti-homosexuality law, we weren’t expecting the signal to be transmitted from the “...
August 05, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Lady Gaga’s Twitter account is beaming messages to Russia, like this one: “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is...
August 02, 2013
Violent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa were in the spotlight again this past week as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi...

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Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Report | July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...
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...

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