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September 24, 2014 Homosexuality was decriminalized in Kazakhstan in 1998, but anti-gay legislation and rhetoric are on the rise. As Kazakhstan considers a “propaganda” law modeled on Russia’s, politicians are...
September 23, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed alarm over a provision to criminalize homosexuality that is being considered for adoption as part of a new penal code in Chad. Article 361 of the...
September 09, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the passage of a discriminatory bill by Gambia’s National Assembly represents an alarming trend threatening the human rights of lesbian, gay,...
September 02, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to address concerns about anti-LGBT legislation in Lithuania and Lativa during his meetings this week with Baltic leaders....
August 29, 2014 Washington, D.C. –On the 23rd anniversary to Kyrgyzstan’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union, Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government and the international community to work...
August 29, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over the rising tide of homophobic rhetoric which lead to the withdrawal of the Jamaican Supreme Court case challenging the...
August 22, 2014 While tragic geopolitical events unfold in the Middle East, new reports on the treatment of LGBT people in the region are further cause for distress. A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three years...

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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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