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August 08, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program On June 30 this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual...
August 07, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program When we called on the U.S. government to press Russia on anti-homosexuality law, we weren’t expecting the signal to be transmitted from the “...
August 05, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Lady Gaga’s Twitter account is beaming messages to Russia, like this one: “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is...
August 02, 2013
Violent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa were in the spotlight again this past week as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi...
July 31, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Today a spokesman for a Russian deputy prime minister told the International Olympic Committee that a controversial law will be “suspended” for...
July 23, 2013
New York City — The arrest of four foreign tourists accused of propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations in the Russian city of Murmansk is a sign of things to come, says Human Rights First...
June 21, 2013
This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...

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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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