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October 17, 2014
Ukraine is fighting more than a war with Russian-backed rebels: it is also fighting for democracy. Now more than ever Ukraine is at the tipping point of either becoming a rights-respecting democracy...
October 16, 2014
By Anthony Hawkins In countries that penalize homosexuality, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often hide their identities in public to avoid persecution and harassment. Many...
October 16, 2014
By Rebecca Dixon “My mom said, ‘I’m going to hand you into police.’ What that means is corrective rape. That I can’t see my family anymore. I have received so many death threats. And now I’m...
October 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over news that Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to pass a proposed discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law on first reading. The bill...
October 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government and the international community to work to prevent the passage of Kyrgyzstan’s proposed discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law. The...
October 07, 2014
Facebook often provides a medium for LGBT individuals to express their sexual orientation or gender identity free from the judgment and harassment they would otherwise experience in the non-...
September 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Russian Constitutional Court ruling upholding the discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law. The case was brought before the...

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Letter | January 22, 2015
Dear President Obama: As the first American President to attend India’s Republic Day commemoration, you will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the shared values of our two democracies. In...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...
Blueprint | December 08, 2014
Overview Russia's Brand of Legislative Homophobia In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations,” thus enacting a federal...
Factsheet | October 09, 2014
The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been a top priority of the Obama Administration.  President Obama’s leadership has yielded advancements in the...

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