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August 12, 2016 Last Sunday, Jamaica culminated its second-annual LGBT Pride with a family picnic on the beach. Members of the LGBT community, activists, and allies gathered last week for a series of events under...
August 11, 2016 Part 2: Dominican Republic By Courtney Thomas "Being gay in the Dominican Republic is kind of a taboo,” a Dominican-American told me recently. The Dominican Republic is one of the few...
August 11, 2016 By Courtney Thomas Part 1: Jamaica As the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I have always been painfully aware of the deep-seated homophobia in the country. From the hateful dancehall music on...
August 10, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today applauded the overturning of Belize’s discriminatory sodomy law, a development that marks an historic victory for the human rights of the lesbian...
August 09, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the State Department to press the Lithuanian government to reject a Constitutional amendment that would threaten the human rights of its citizens,...
August 05, 2016 By Elise Adams Jamaica Pride Week began on Monday with a sports day at the University of the West Indies and has continued with events such as an open mic night, a family symposium, and a...
August 04, 2016 Human Rights First today applauded the co-chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus for expressing support for the protection of the human rights of Ukraine’s lesbian, gay...

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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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Dear Ambassador Haley: I am writing to express alarm over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia, and to call for U.S. leadership at the United Nations in pressing for...
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