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September 06, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia – President Obama and five Russian civil society leaders met today to discuss Russia’s crackdown on dissent, including the newly passed anti-“propaganda” laws targeting...
September 04, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia – In an extensive September 4th interview with the Associated Press and Channel 1 Russia, President Vladimir Putin denied that LGBT persons face discrimination in Russia...
September 04, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for reiterating the United States’ commitment to equality, including the advancement of LGBT rights, during his joint...
September 03, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia – As President Obama heads to St. Petersburg to attend the G-20 Summit later this week, Human Rights First welcomes the news that he will meet with Russian civil...
August 29, 2013 New York City – Ahead of President Obama’s trip to St. Petersburg for the G-20 Summit, Human Rights First today released a report that gives an overview of the crackdown on LGBT...
August 28, 2013 Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 13, 2013 By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program More conflicting news is coming out of Russia this week. Just yesterday, Russia’s Interior Ministry announced that the government would, in...

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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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