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April 18, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Earlier this week, a bill was registered with Kyrgyzstan’s national parliament that would criminalize any statement or action that creates a “positive attitude” toward homosexuality...
April 16, 2014
Washington, DC -  Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Russian authorities have targeted Oleg Kluenkov, a prominent human rights defender from the Arkhangelsk LGBT (...
April 15, 2014
Washington D.C. ­– Today nineteen members of the House of Representatives urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to prohibit discrimination at future Olympic and Paralympic Games by amending...
April 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today applauds an Indian Supreme Court ruling that expands recognition for transgender individuals in the country. The ruling also protects transgender persons...
April 10, 2014
By Dawes Cooke 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...
April 09, 2014
Anti-Discrimination Centre (ADC) “Memorial,” a stalwart in the Russian human rights movement, is the latest victim of Russia’s foreign agent law. A St. Petersburg District Court’s decision against...
April 07, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over news reports that three Egyptian men have been sentenced to eight years in prison and a fourth man sentenced to...

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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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