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November 13, 2014 By: Gleb Latnik, Russian LGBT Activist I was born in a small town in the Ural region of Russia. I realized I was gay as a teen, but it took years for me to accept myself because of the lack of...
November 07, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauds Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs for standing with the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and...
November 07, 2014 An Egyptian court sentenced eight men to three years imprisonment for attending a gay wedding ceremony on the Nile. The event came to light when YouTube videos from the boat went viral. Saturday...
November 06, 2014 Last week, Kyiv’s oldest movie theater was burned to the ground during an LGBT movie screening as the arsonists shouted anti-gay slurs. Despite serious injury to some attendees, police have refused...
November 05, 2014 By Anthony Hawkins Twitter usage is booming in Saudi Arabia. And despite the monarchy’s crackdown on the right to privacy and free expression on the Internet, it continues to boom. In July a 24...
October 17, 2014 Ukraine is fighting more than a war with Russian-backed rebels: it is also fighting for democracy. Now more than ever Ukraine is at the tipping point of either becoming a rights-respecting democracy...
October 16, 2014 By Anthony Hawkins In countries that penalize homosexuality, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often hide their identities in public to avoid persecution and harassment. Many...

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Factsheet | April 01, 2016
Международное сообщество лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов и трансгендеров (ЛГБТ) с нарастающим ужасом наблюдает за тем, как дискриминационные российские законы о гей-пропаганде постепенно начинают...
Factsheet | March 17, 2016
Supporters: Advocates for Youth, American Jewish World Service, Human Rights Campaign, and Human Rights First In the last several years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality...
Letter | March 16, 2016
March 15, 2016 Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Embassy of the United States, Ukraine 4 A.I. Sikorsky St. 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine Dear Ambassador Pyatt: I am writing to raise concerns about the...
Factsheet | March 08, 2016
The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. Yet...

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