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February 24, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed deep disappointment in the news that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that violates the...
February 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In advance of the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Human Rights First’s Shawn Gaylord issued the following letter to the United States Olympic Delegation: “...
February 21, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today applauds the decision of the Dzerzhinsky district court in finding Lena Klimova, founder of the LGBT youth online support group Children 404, not guilty of...
February 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State John Kerry to recall U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi for urgent consultation regarding the rapidly deteriorating human...
February 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over news reports that Russian authorities have arrested activists, journalists, and political dissenters - including Nadezhda...
February 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed deep concern over reports that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced that he will sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, which...
February 07, 2014
Sochi, Russia – Human Rights First condemns the arrests of four Russian LGBT activists in St. Petersburg. The four, including Anastasia Smirnova, with whom Human Rights First’s delegation ...

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Blueprint | December 08, 2014
In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations” thus enacting a federal ban that violates the constitutionally guaranteed rights...
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...
Letter | September 29, 2014
Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your critical work to promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. We are writing to respectfully request...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...

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