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January 26, 2015
Today, we are pleased to launch a new monthly feature titled “Voices for Equality.” Each month, we will highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights...
January 26, 2015
Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...
January 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said the decision of a Russian district court finding Lena Klimova, founder of the online LGBT youth support group ...
January 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged President Obama to publicly raise the issues of ending modern-day slavery and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (...
January 20, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed remarks made by President Obama during his State of the Union address that emphasized his continued commitment to closing the detention facility...
January 16, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the European Parliament for its resolution urging the Kyrgyzstan government to reject the proposed discriminatory propaganda bill...
January 13, 2015
In countries with anti-LGBT regimes, the media can often add fuel to the homophobic fire of public sentiment. This dynamic was readily apparent in Egypt's recent court case involving 26 men arrested...

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Letter | January 22, 2015
Dear President Obama: As the first American President to attend India’s Republic Day commemoration, you will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the shared values of our two democracies. In...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...
Blueprint | December 08, 2014
Overview Russia's Brand of Legislative Homophobia In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations,” thus enacting a federal...
Factsheet | October 09, 2014
The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been a top priority of the Obama Administration.  President Obama’s leadership has yielded advancements in the...

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