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

May 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Following reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to speak to law enforcement officials about the continued abuse and detention of over one hundred gay men...
May 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the State Department to provide protection and assistance to gay men fleeing violence in Chechnya, Russia, and called on President Trump to demand...
May 01, 2017 Top Items Sebastian Gorka Ousted from White House New reports indicate that Sebastian Gorka is likely to be removed from his current position as President Trump’s counterterrorism...
April 18, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today praised to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for pressing for accountability over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya. Ambassador...
April 14, 2017 By Lara Mnaymneh Amidst alarming reports that gay men are being targeted by government forces in Chechnya, a region in Russia, Human Rights First’s Advocacy Counsel Shawn Gaylord joined Rated G...
April 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed comments from State Department officials calling on the Russian government to independently investigate the recent murders and mass arrests of gay...
April 03, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Chechen authorities have acted outside the law to arrest, abuse, and kill gay men in the country, and called on Secretary...

Pages

Related Event

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

&

Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

______

Resources

Letter | July 22, 2019
Read and Download The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Pompeo: We, the undersigned U.S. foreign...
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...

Our Experts