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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 19, 2014 By Trevor Allen, LGBT Program Intern The latest victim of Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law, Elena Klimova is the creator of “Children-404,” an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBT teens...
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 14, 2014 The New York Times Editorial Board recently published a wake-up call on the alarming trend in increasing homophobic legislation in Africa. As Human Rights First has stated, the recent enactment of a...
February 13, 2014 As the Olympic Games began last week, a Human Rights First delegation was in Sochi to speak up for equality and to amplify the voices of those harmed by Russia’s crackdown on the LGBT community. Our...

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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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Factsheet | November 17, 2017
LGBT Community Under Attack in Egypt Since the beginning of September 2017, Egyptian authorities under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s rule have arrested dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Get the Facts: Crackdown on Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Share on Facebook     Take Action     Donate Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Under...
Letter | April 18, 2017
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...
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...

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