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April 02, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today, along with a broad-based group of human rights organizations, urged President Obama to publicly raise concerns about the human rights of lesbian, gay...
March 31, 2015
Kaspars Zalitis, Co-Chair of EuroPride 2015 in Riga, Latvia and board member of MOZAIKA. In his words: "At the moment one of our greatest challenges is to organize Riga's first ever pan-...
March 25, 2015
In a rare victory for the human rights of LGBT Russians, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil overturned the January 23rd conviction of Elena Klimova for "...
March 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that passage of Kazakhstan’s proposed discriminatory propaganda bill would violate the rights of Kazakhstan’s LGBT community. The draft bill, which is...
March 16, 2015
A Russian court recently labeled Maximum, a regional LGBT organization in Murmansk, as a "foreign agent." Under the law, “foreign agents” are organizations engaged in "political activity" while...
March 12, 2015
This month Latvia's most prominent LGBT organizations, the Association of LGBT and MOZAIKA, were denied public spaces for the much-anticipated EuroPride. The event, scheduled for June 20th...
March 10, 2015
By Darren Gan Five Chinese women’s rights activists are still missing after authorities detained at least ten on March 6. Most of them were preparing a national campaign against sexual harassment...

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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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