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May 23, 2014
A new report issued by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) this month documents the alarming impact of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February...
May 20, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today called the Georgian Parliament’s adoption of an anti-discrimination bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity on the list of...
May 19, 2014
On Saturday, the world celebrated International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), an annual commemoration of the decision made by the World Health Organization to remove homosexuality...
May 19, 2014
Top News POST-WAR NATIONAL SECURITY On Wednesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on “Authorization for Use of Military Force After Iraq and Afghanistan.” The...
May 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today joins together with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and allies, and human rights organizations around the world to celebrate...
May 13, 2014
By Trevor Allen Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air...
May 09, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today applauds the city authorities of Khabarovsk, Russia for approving a human rights lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

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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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