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LGBT Refugees, Experts Explore Impact of Trump’s Travel Ban

Politics
Human Rights First co-hosted a congressional briefing Wednesday examining the administration's recent executive order targeting refugees and its impact on LGBT individuals. ...
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A Call to Support LGBT Ukrainians

International
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt is being urged to raise concerns with his Ukrainian counterparts over the possible cancellation of the upcoming Equality Festival Lviv. ...
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Justice Anthony Kennedy to Receive Human Rights First’s Beacon Prize

Justice Anthony Kennedy
Politics
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will receive the Beacon Prize in honor of his leadership in interpreting and applying the law to advance human dignity and freedom. ...
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Pressure on China, Obama for Equal Treatment in 2022 Olympics

International Olympic Committee Photo
International Sports
Following the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the IOC updated Principle 6 to explicitly include sexual orientation as a protected class. ...
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Kazakhstan Council Rejects Homophobic Propaganda Bill

International
Now 2022 Olympic contender Kazakhstan must meet requirements included in the Olympic Charter with regard to non-discrimination based on sexual orientation. ...
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Report Highlights Inequality in Jamaica’s LGBT Community

International
Homosexuality is criminalized in Jamaica under various provisions of the colonial-era Offences Against the Person Act. ...
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2022 Olympics: Reconsidering the Kazakhstan Propaganda Bill

Top News International
Human Rights First believes that the passage of this bill would violate Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that was updated by the IOC. ...
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State Department Announces Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT People

The special envoy will be tasked with advancing the State Department’s initiatives to protect the human rights of LGBT people, with responding to discrimination and violence against LGBT people, and with building partnerships with LGBT activists around the world.
Top News Politics
The State Department has indicated that the new human rights special envoy will be a career foreign service officer who is openly gay. ...
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Russia Outlaws Driving for Transgender People, Amputees

As of Tuesday, January 6, it is now illegal for transgender and transsexual people to drive vehicles in Russia.
Top News Health International
As of Tuesday, January 6, it is now illegal for transgender and transsexual people to drive vehicles in Russia. ...
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Olympics: Committee Adds Sexual Orientation to Principle 6

Olympic.org Photo/Nanjing 2014
Top News Sports
The International Olympic Committee approved Proposal 14 to include non-discrimination regarding sexual orientation in Principle 6 in the 2020 Olympics. ...
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