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June 21, 2013 This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...
June 20, 2013 Under a 1996 law, refugees are required to apply for political asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. It’s an inefficient, wasteful, arbitrary rule that undermines the country’s...
June 19, 2013 On Wednesday, John Kerry spent a good chunk of time on human rights. He delivered the keynote at a ceremony announcing the World Food Prize laureates, celebrating their achievements in increasing “...
June 19, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In a speech today Secretary of State John Kerry voiced U.S. commitment to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In response, Human Rights First’s...
June 18, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to deliver his first speech on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights First urges him to...
June 10, 2013 Less than a month after the murder of Vladislav Tornovoi in Volgograd, a second gay man has been murdered in Russia. On May, 29th, three men allegedly stomped and stabbed to death an unnamed 39-year...
May 17, 2013 New York City – Human Rights First today marked International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by urging the United States Government to continue strengthening protections of LGBTI persons at...

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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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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...

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