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June 21, 2013
This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...
June 20, 2013
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June 19, 2013
On Wednesday, John Kerry spent a good chunk of time on human rights. He delivered the keynote at a ceremony announcing the World Food Prize laureates, celebrating their achievements in increasing “...
June 19, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In a speech today Secretary of State John Kerry voiced U.S. commitment to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In response, Human Rights First’s...
June 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to deliver his first speech on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights First urges him to...
June 10, 2013
Less than a month after the murder of Vladislav Tornovoi in Volgograd, a second gay man has been murdered in Russia. On May, 29th, three men allegedly stomped and stabbed to death an unnamed 39-year...
May 17, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First today marked International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by urging the United States Government to continue strengthening protections of LGBTI persons at...

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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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