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July 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed public comments made by President Obama that support the protection of civil society, human rights, and equality in Kenya. During a...
July 16, 2015
Theo Salem-Mackall How LGBT individuals are treated by society at large can be a direct result of Church positions on homosexuality and the family. All too often, homophobic stances by clergy have...
July 14, 2015
Center for Transatlantic Relations will host a screening of The Abominable Crime, a film about homophobia in Jamaica, on July 15th. Register for the event here. In 2006, Time ...
July 08, 2015
By Theo Salem-Mackall  Late in the afternoon of June 28th, as Istanbul’s annual LGBT pride parade wound down, participants encountered a sudden assault from Turkish police forces. Armed...
June 30, 2015
In Their Own Words:  "We are human beings. We are all just like you...walking the streets and other things. We come in all shapes and forms. Some of us are extreme; some of us are...
June 30, 2015
By Theo Salem-Mackall “Be the change, make history, making history is hot!”   So went the cheeky catchphrase for 2015’s EuroPride celebration, held in Latvia’s...
June 29, 2015
In the effort to advance the human rights of LGBT people, there have been important victories over the last year. But there have also been tragic reminders that in many parts of the world LGBT...

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Factsheet | January 12, 2016
“Remember, all people have the right to equal treatment under the law. Be kind to your enemies and through your kindness and acceptance of them, hope will prevail. And one day, inequality will not be...
Factsheet | December 17, 2015
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, and American Jewish World Service  There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Report | December 17, 2015
Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to the Dominican Republic in June and August of 2015 and spoke to activists, Dominican officials, and the U.S. Ambassador about the state of...
Report | December 09, 2015
This presentation contains results from two surveys: •2,023 American Adults   Conducted November 12-19, 2015 •2,016 American Adults  Conducted November 19-23, 2015 These surveys...

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