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April 06, 2015 Top News President Obama to Jamaica On Thursday, President Obama will travel to Jamaica en route to participate in the Summit of the Americas in Panama. President Obama’s visit to meet with...
April 03, 2015 Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to press 2022 Winter Olympic Games contender Kazakhstan to protect the human rights of all of its citizens...
April 02, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today, along with a broad-based group of human rights organizations, urged President Obama to publicly raise concerns about the human rights of lesbian, gay...
March 31, 2015 Kaspars Zalitis, Co-Chair of EuroPride 2015 in Riga, Latvia and board member of MOZAIKA. In his words: "At the moment one of our greatest challenges is to organize Riga's first ever pan-...
March 25, 2015 In a rare victory for the human rights of LGBT Russians, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil overturned the January 23rd conviction of Elena Klimova for "...
March 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that passage of Kazakhstan’s proposed discriminatory propaganda bill would violate the rights of Kazakhstan’s LGBT community. The draft bill, which is...
March 16, 2015 A Russian court recently labeled Maximum, a regional LGBT organization in Murmansk, as a "foreign agent." Under the law, “foreign agents” are organizations engaged in "political activity" while...

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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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Infographic | October 03, 2016
Human Rights First is concerned about long-standing laws in the Caribbean that criminalize homosexuality or otherwise infringe on basic human rights, but we are also inspired by the brave leaders who...
Factsheet | July 15, 2016
Распространение законов о пропаганде  по российскому образцу Международное ЛГБТ-сообщество с ужасом продолжает наблюдать за тем, как тенденция на принятие дискриминационных законов о...
Factsheet | July 11, 2016
The international LGBT community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. The flagship piece of that legislation, the...
Letter | June 29, 2016
Dear Ambassador Harper: I am writing to express Human Rights First’s support as you work to reaffirm human rights on two upcoming votes at the U.N. Human Rights Council. I want to first underscore...

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