On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Lgbt

Latest News and Press Releases

March 28, 2014
Next week the Ethiopian Parliament is scheduled to vote on a proposition that would include homosexuality as an unpardonable offense, grouping it together with human trafficking, smuggling, and...
March 27, 2014
by Taria Polyakova Russian human rights activist Taria Polyakova describes Russia's crackdown on the LGBT community and shares her story of being arrested in Moscow on the opening day of the...
March 26, 2014
By Jess Ballance Tomorrow, President Obama will have an audience with Pope Francis, and a rare opportunity to discuss the importance of condemning violence and persecution of the global LGBT...
March 25, 2014
By Simone Salvo Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air...
March 24, 2014
Washington DC – Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s concrete steps to respond to Uganda’s discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act that was recently signed into law by Ugandan...
March 24, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights today urged President Obama to address LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues during...
March 21, 2014
By Simone Salvo In a speech last week, Uganda’s first lady Janet Museveni congratulated bishops of the Church of Uganda for their anti-gay work. After thanking God for providing...

Pages

Related Event

June 6, 2014

Join Human Rights First, National Black Justice Coalition, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Advocates for Youth as we bring together a team of prominent African defenders who will share their expertise and their vision for an Africa that is open to all.

 

 

Resources

Report | July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...
Factsheet | June 19, 2014
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service, and Global Rights There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Factsheet | June 13, 2014
In 2013, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality movement experienced a number of major triumphs, including the overturning of DOMA. Yet, in other countries, the global movement...
Factsheet | May 15, 2014
The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the “...

Our Experts

Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights