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May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former HFAC Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and has 52 bipartisan cosponsors, including HFAC Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member and LGBT Caucus Member Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16). H.Res.351 passed in committee by a unanimous voice vote.
May 24, 2017 Photo Gallery
Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced reports of hundreds gay men being arrested, detained, and tortured in Chechnya, an autonomous, predominantly Muslim subject of Russia. Additional reports indicate that several of the detained individuals have been murdered in custody. On April 10th 2017, Representatives Cicilline and Lowenthal led a bipartisan letter of 50 Members of Congress urging Secretary Tillerson to speak out publicly against these reports and to pressure the Russian government to investigate and stop the violence and arrests.
Mar 6, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus responded to President Trump’s new executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program and restricting travel from certain countries.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for creating a new rule prohibiting USAID-funded programs from discriminating against the LGBT community in their services.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus mourned the senseless murder of 22-year-old Turkish transgender activist Hande Kader and called on the Turkish government to take steps to protect the LGBT community from hate crimes.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus urged the Ukrainian government to take measures to safeguard the celebration of LGBT Pride in Odessa this month.
Apr 16, 2015 International News

Egypt has upheld the decision to deport a man to Libya after he was accused of homosexuality, in a case that human rights group fear could allow authorities to force gay migrants to leave the country or ban them from entering.

Apr 14, 2015 International News

On March 23 the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice released the final draft of Ukraine's National Human Rights Strategy. This draft law, which will guide Ukrainian human rights policy until 2020, offers no protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity.

Feb 20, 2015 International News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, walks to the podium to deliver his policy speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo, on Feb. 12. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg