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June 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of the Global Respect Act, a bill to direct the State Department to report gross violations of basic human...
June 18, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – In an alarming step, the human rights committee of the Kyrgyzstan parliament has approved a discriminatory anti-“propaganda” bill that closely emulates a Russian...
June 17, 2014
Washington, DC -  Human Rights First today said that the dismissal of a prominent human rights activist in Russia from his position at Northern Federal University is an alarming indicator...
June 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act (S. 2472), a bill to direct the Department of State to establish a Special Envoy in...
June 05, 2014
As Vice President Joe Biden heads to Ukraine this weekend for the inauguration of new Ukrainian president Poroshenko, he might want to pay closer attention to the new era of...
May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for issuing a resolution calling for established protections against discrimination on...
May 29, 2014
Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people is having a spillover effect as neighboring countries enact copycat homophobic legislation. Conventional wisdom holds that leaders such as President Vladimir Putin...

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Factsheet | June 19, 2014
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service, and Global Rights There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Factsheet | June 13, 2014
In 2013, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality movement experienced a number of major triumphs, including the overturning of DOMA. Yet, in other countries, the global movement...
Factsheet | May 15, 2014
The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the “...
Opinions | May 09, 2014
By Shawn Gaylord “Better to be a dictator than gay.” That was Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, responding in 2012 to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s openly gay foreign minister, who had...

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