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Obama's State Of The Union Speeches Show His Dedication To LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address touched on the progress made on LGBT rights in the United States after the Supreme Court lega...

Pat Robertson: Obama Should Listen To 'Fellow Africans' On Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's an unlikely proposition, but if Pat Robertson had his way, President Barack Obama would make a 180-degree shift in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexu...

How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religi...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Time to Finish the Job on LGBT Immigration: U.S. v. Windsor, One Year On

Bob Bragar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bob Bragar

Sadly, for many couples the celebration was short lived. Despite the court's ruling, many binational couples still cannot legally stay together in America. Why? Because the discriminatory legal treatment we faced in the decades before U.S. v. Windsor haunts us still.

Amanda Terkel

White House Set To Meet With LGBT Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has scheduled a meeting Thursday with gay rights activists, to discuss moving forward on barring workplace discriminatio...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

Obama Backed Marriage Equality 2 Years Ago -- So How Do Gay Men Feel About Him Now?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To mark the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's declared support of same-sex marriage, popular gay social media app Jack'd has released a...

Amanda Terkel

Obamacare Bars Discrimination Based On Gender Identity But Not Sexual Orientation: HHS Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is the first federal law to provide protection against sex discrimination in health care. LGBT advocates have be...

Franklin Graham Thinks Putin's Got The Right Attitude About The Gays

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on prot...

Elise Foley

White House: Immigration Reform Could Exclude Gay Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the president supports LGBT inclusion in immigration reform, but wouldn't reje...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Jason Collins After NBA Player Comes Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama called Jason Collins on Monday to express his gratitude after the NBA player publicly announced that he is gay, t...

'Please Help Me: I Have Not Come Out, And I'm Not Sure I Want To'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Americans hold dear the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But for gay people trapped in the closet under fear of losing their jobs, life offers anything but liberty and happiness.

Michelangelo Signorile

Texas State Rep: Gay Marriage Puts U.S. 'On Road To Dust Bin Of History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. today, Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert reacted to over 100 Republicans ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

I Was Just the Seat-Holder: Gay Military Families at the SOTU

Tracey Hepner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tracey Hepner

I was invited to be at the State of the Union with the First Lady, but I was holding the seat for countless military spouses, across all branches of service, and their family members.

Warren, Others Pressure Obama To Act On Key Issue

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama has talked a lot lately about using his executive authority to circumvent Congress when it fails to act on pressing issues. He has als...

Gay Rights Mention In State Of The Union?

Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lila Shapiro

Hopes are high among gay rights advocates that Obama will say something about LGBT rights in his State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 PM. WIll h...

Obama Nominates Todd Hughes, Openly Gay Lawyer, To Court Of Appeals

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated openly gay Justice Department attorney Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday, ...

WATCH: HuffPost Live Tackles 'Is Gay The New Black?'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In his inaugural address, President Obama discussed the civil rights movement and the fight for gay equality leading many to compare the journeys of t...

Pass The Torch... And The Ritalin: Keeping Focused On LGBT Equality

John Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?

WATCH: Celebrity Makeup Artist Joe Hubrich Talks Coming Out

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

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No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

Anti-Gay Pundit Makes Major Historical Gaffe In New Obama Rant

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Family Association's Buster Wilson has joined the chorus of conservative voices angered by President Barack Obama's inaugural references ...