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March 18, 2014
by Trevor Allen Is the anti-gay “propaganda” law destined to be Russia’s number one export? The Russian LGBT community is anxiously watching as analogous laws banning “propaganda of non-...
March 18, 2014
Uganda’s anti-gay law claimed its first victims this weekend as two men were arrested in a hotel room in the southeast town of Jinja under charges of committing homosexual acts. The unidentified men...
March 14, 2014
By Simone Salvo Since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law on February 24, 2014, there has been a reported stream of perfunctory arrests, evictions, and...
March 14, 2014
The persecution of Zambian gay couple Phillip Mubiana and James Mwape continued this week as their court case resumed in the Central Province capital of Kabwe. Charged with committing “unnatural...
March 13, 2014
Lithuanian members of the Seimas have postponed a vote on a Russian style anti-“propaganda” amendment to the Code of Administrative Violations. The amendment, introduced by Seimas member Petras...
March 12, 2014
Human Rights First applauds the recent decision by Lebanese judge Naji al-Dahdah to dismiss a case against a transgender woman in Jdeideh, Beirut accused of violating Article 534 of Lebanon’s penal...
March 12, 2014
Washington D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over reports that the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) will vote tomorrow to approve an anti-“propaganda” law that violates the...

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Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...
Report | May 19, 2015
The World as it Should Be: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT People in Jamaica Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to Jamaica in March 2015 and interviewed members of the lesbian,...
Letter | May 11, 2015
May 5, 2015 Asylbek Sharipovich Jeenbekov Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh 205, Chui Prospekt Bishkek 720003 Kyrgyzstan Dear Speaker Asylbek Sharipovich:  We write to express our deep...
Letter | April 02, 2015
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