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May 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.  - To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Human Rights First today celebrates the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT...
May 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged Congress to support the passage of the Global Respect Act, a bill that would direct the State Department to report gross violations...
May 12, 2015
Washington, D.C. – In a bipartisan letter supported by Human Rights First and signed by 23 House members, including all members of the House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Members of the U....
May 11, 2015
Top News Gulf Leaders to the U.S. Gulf state leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman will meet with President Obama this week at Camp David. Last...
April 29, 2015
 Biography: Ruslan Kim is a dedicated researcher and human rights defender from Kyrgyzstan. He is head of advocacy and public relations for Kyrgyz Indigo,...
April 20, 2015
Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...
April 20, 2015
Last week an Egyptian court issued a decision that escalates government-sanctioned homophobia and may set a disturbing precedent. The court upheld a ban against a Libyan man from re-entering the...

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Resources

Letter | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 President Barack Obama The White House Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge that you make protection of human rights a central feature of your upcoming visit to Kenya....
Report | July 09, 2015
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, gay, bisexual, and...
Infographic | June 30, 2015
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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...

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