Huffpost Politics

Obama Holding Gay Pride Month Reception At White House

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will host a reception at the White House to observe Gay Pride Month on Friday.

In a proclamation earlier this month, the president stressed that his administration has worked to "level the playing field for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people."

Obama's recent declaration of support for gay marriage was celebrated as a key endorsement among gay rights groups.

After the reception, the first family leaves for Chicago, where they will spend the night.

Also on Friday, Obama will have lunch at a local Washington restaurant with winners of a campaign contest.

Also on The Huffington Post

18 LGBT Pride Facts
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Obama to observe Gay Pride Month

Obama to observe Gay Pride Month

Gay pride event caps Obama's Hollywood to immigration whirlwind

AP EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to mark gay pride month

Gay Pride: Contagious and Mainstreamed by Obama