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October 26, 2016 Washington, D.C.– Today Human Rights First, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, and American University are hosting Ambassador Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor,...
October 24, 2016 Top Items LGBT On Wednesday, October 26 National Security Advisor Susan Rice will deliver an address focused on the Obama Administration's efforts to protect and expand the human...
September 30, 2016 Two years removed from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian LGBT community is still fighting for inclusion. Two years from now, however, one activist hopes to win an important...
September 19, 2016 Top Items United Nations Tomorrow President Obama will give his eighth and final presidential address to the United Nations General Assembly. The speech will likely focus on the refugee crisis...
September 12, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis This Thursday the White House will host an event to celebrate the contributions of refugees resettled in the United States.  The event aims to share...
September 09, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry to address concerning reports of discrimination and acts of violence...
August 31, 2016 Silence can be its own type of persecution. It can marginalize an entire social group, driving its members underground, making them afraid to stand up and proudly proclaim who they are, or even...

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November 11, 2016

Honoring:

Caleb Orozco 

Executive Director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and lead plaintiff in the landmark case that overturned Belize's sodomy law

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Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

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Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...
Factsheet | February 22, 2017
LGBT Refugees and President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order   President Trump’s Executive Order President Trump’s January 27th executive order sought to: Halt...
Video | February 09, 2017
Each month, we highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights movement by profiling an activist working on behalf of equality for all. Human Rights First...
Issue Brief | January 18, 2017
In May 2016 a trans woman in Colón, El Salvador was beaten and strangled to death. Unknown assailants skinned her face and threw her body in a ditch on the side of a highway. In June Human...

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