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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...
June 30, 2015 In Their Own Words:  "We are human beings. We are all just like you...walking the streets and other things. We come in all shapes and forms. Some of us are extreme; some of us are...
June 30, 2015 By Theo Salem-Mackall “Be the change, make history, making history is hot!”   So went the cheeky catchphrase for 2015’s EuroPride celebration, held in Latvia’s...
June 29, 2015 In the effort to advance the human rights of LGBT people, there have been important victories over the last year. But there have also been tragic reminders that in many parts of the world LGBT...
June 29, 2015 Top News Family Immigration Detention As Independence Day approaches, the Department of Homeland Security has announced reforms that will allow detained families who pass a credible fear or...
June 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...

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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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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men...
Letter | April 18, 2017
Dear Ambassador Haley: I am writing to express alarm over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia, and to call for U.S. leadership at the United Nations in pressing for...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...

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