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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...
April 05, 2016 One thousand kilometers north of Moscow, the anti-LGBT propaganda law strikes again. Investigators in Arkhangelsk, Russia are inquiring into a complaint by local residents that Calvin...
March 21, 2016 This month Russia’s legislative body, the Duma, introduced a draft law that would further strangle the work of Russian NGOs. The Duma wants to broaden the definition of “political activity” that can...
February 29, 2016 Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Russians have to depart the country to achieve their dreams. Leaving homes, jobs, friends, and family members behind simply to be who they...

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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Get the Facts: Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya Share on Facebook     Take Action     Donate Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Under Attack On April...
Report | April 12, 2017
Introduction There has already been much discussion in the Russia-watching world about the tools Russia uses to spread its influence, and it is quite an arsenal. They include a worldwide media...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Letter | April 07, 2017
Download PDF Dear Secretary Tillerson: Your upcoming visit to the Russian Federation comes at a particularly consequential time for bilateral relations between the United States and Russia....

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