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June 17, 2016 By Courtney Thomas On Monday a gay couple in Moscow was arrested and detained for laying flowers and a sign with the message, "Love Wins—Stay with Orlando" outside the U.S. embassy. The gesture...
June 13, 2016 "I stand with the rainbow flag. I know that many of you belong to this group. I ask that you not be afraid to claim your human rights." -Olena Shevchenko, LGBT NGO Insight  ...
June 10, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on the State Department to press the Ukrainian government to provide protection to organizers and participants of Pride events taking place in...
June 09, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed concern over a proposed anti-LGBT propaganda bill under consideration by the Moldovan parliament and called on U.S. government leaders...
May 27, 2016 Washington, D.C.- Human Rights First today applauded a group of 38 members of Congress for expressing support for the protection of the rights of Ukraine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (...
May 27, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today renewed its call to the U.S. government to press Kyrgyz lawmakers to reject the proposed anti-LGBT propaganda law that is currently moving through the...
May 26, 2016 On May 15-19, attendees at a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia railed against threats they described as “homofascism,” “rainbow radicalism,” “demographic winter,” and “cultural Marxism.” These...

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Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
Six ways (other than hacking) that Russia is exploiting divisions and the rise of xenophobia in Europe 1.Backing far-right and other disruptive parties Russia has publicly provided financing to...
Factsheet | July 11, 2016
The international LGBT community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. The flagship piece of that legislation, the...
Report | June 01, 2016
This article was first published in The Foreign Policy Centre's publication "Sharing Worst Practice: How countries and institutions in the former Soviet Union help create legal tools of...
Report | March 11, 2016
A joint report by Human Rights First and Free Russia Foundation Since the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency in 2000, Russian authorities have been continually reducing the public and legal...

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