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August 18, 2016 Minsk, Belarus—Following a fact-finding mission to Belarus, Human Rights First today said that the nation’s LGBT movement is at a critical juncture. The trip, in which Human Rights First met...
August 15, 2016 Top Items Family Detention Last week a group of nearly two dozen mothers detained at the Berks County Detention Facility in Pennsylvania—many for over one year—announced that they began...
August 12, 2016 Last Sunday, Jamaica culminated its second-annual LGBT Pride with a family picnic on the beach. Members of the LGBT community, activists, and allies gathered last week for a series of events under...
August 11, 2016 Part 2: Dominican Republic By Courtney Thomas "Being gay in the Dominican Republic is kind of a taboo,” a Dominican-American told me recently. The Dominican Republic is one of the few...
August 11, 2016 By Courtney Thomas Part 1: Jamaica As the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I have always been painfully aware of the deep-seated homophobia in the country. From the hateful dancehall music on...
August 10, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today applauded the overturning of Belize’s discriminatory sodomy law, a development that marks an historic victory for the human rights of the lesbian...

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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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