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Obama: Discrimination 'Doesn't Make Sense' To Sasha and Malia

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

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What Obama's Trip To Kenya Could Mean For LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Twenty-eight years after Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time, he's returning for a fourth trip, this time as President of the...

Marina Fang

Obama Heckled By Undocumented LGBT Activist Protesting Deportations | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was heckled Wednesday during a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month by an undocumented LGBT activist prote...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Appoints Transgender Attorney To White House Commission | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday appointed transgender attorney Shannon Price Minter to the President's Commission on White House Fellow...

Obama: Regardless Of Who They Love, All People Deserve To Live Free Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that LGBT rights "are human rights" in a statement released Saturday to commemorate the International Day Against Homophob...

Jennifer Bendery

It Is Now Illegal For A Federal Contractor To Fire Someone For Being LGBT | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, companies that have contracts with the federal government are now prohibited from firing or discriminating against e...

Jennifer Bendery

Biden May Get Into A 'Bit Of Trouble,' But The President Still Loves Him | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing that everyone can agree on about Vice President Joe Biden, it's that he says exactly what he thinks. Thanks to a...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

Obama's Transgender Rights Campaign Gets Little Attention

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage,...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Not Right' That It's Still Legal To Fire People For Being LGBT | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's "wrong" that nearly 30 states allow employers to fire or harass someone solely because they are...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Administration Orders Some Insurers To Cover Gay Spouses | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legally married same-sex couples just gained a little more recognition in the eyes of the federal government. The Department of Healt...

Amanda Terkel

Where's Obama's Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Inequality? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will announce plans to sign an executive order to raise the mini...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his delegates to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And, in what may be a thumb...

Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Hawaii's state legislature Tuesday for passing a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the Aloha State. "I’ve always...

Obama Faces Gay Rights Clash In Big Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and le...

Obama And Department Of Defense Release Statements Commemorating Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The Office of the Press Secretary has released President Obama's proclamation for June to be observed as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT...

President Obama Still Turning A Deaf Ear To Equality For LGBT Working Families

Rebecca Juro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

With the U.S. economy being what it is, you'd think that signing an executive order to protect the rights of working-class LGBT Americans would be a no-brainer for a president who campaigned for office on LGBT inclusion and equality as one of his core beliefs.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights | 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 ...

No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay 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.

By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls And Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

With one thundering line President Obama gave recognition to the commonality of our civil rights struggles, from women's suffrage to African-American civil rights to LGBT equality. He took the LGBT community's fight for equality and folded it completely into the fabric of what America means.