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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...
August 18, 2014
Top News FAMILIES AT THE BORDER Human Rights First last week visited the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to investigate the challenges these...
August 06, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – As today marks Independence Day in Jamaica, Human Rights First along with Jamaican human rights activists renewed their call for equality and freedom from discrimination...
August 06, 2014
Washington, D.C. - As African heads of state gather today at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Human Rights First expressed disappointment that human rights principles and civil society...
August 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Ugandan court decision to overturn the discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality act on procedural grounds is a major victory for the rule of...
July 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. –In advance of President Barack Obama’s upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, today Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign...
July 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today, along with the Council for Global Equality and a broad based group of human rights organizations, urged President Obama to include voices of civil...

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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...
Letter | September 29, 2014
Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your critical work to promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. We are writing to respectfully request...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Report | July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...

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