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July 25, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the...
July 21, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded members of Congress for urging Moldovan lawmakers to reject a proposed bill that threatens the human...
July 13, 2016 By Courtney Thomas On July 4, 2016 Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Francisco Ozoria Acosta as Archbishop of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Ozoria Acosta replaces the outspoken and...
July 05, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain This week President Obama travels to Poland, where he and other world leaders will attend the July 8-9 NATO summit. Human Rights First is pressing President Obama to use the...
June 30, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the passage of a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution creating of the position of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity...
June 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed support for the creation of the position of U.N. Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) and for the renewal of...
June 27, 2016 By Elise Adams  Subhi Nahas, a 28-year-old gay refugee from Syria, served as a grand marshal at the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday. Nahas came to the United States in 2015 after years...

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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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