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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...
March 16, 2017 A cellphone video showing the torture of a trans woman, who was later murdered, has caused international outrage and placed the spotlight on the dire plight of trans people in Brazil. In the...
March 15, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed deep concern over the Department of State’s designation of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) as one of two organizations joining...
March 07, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes to publicly express her concerns regarding bias-motivated violence in the...

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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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