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Amanda Terkel

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

Gay Groups Shift Focus To Obama After Senate Win

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned...

Obama Meets With Russian LGBT Activists

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Before leaving for home after the Group of 20 summit, President Barack Obama sat down with Russian civil society activi...

Obama Plans To Meet Gay Activists In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists said Tuesday they have been invited to meet with President Barack Obama on the sidel...

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 Urges Congress To Pass Anti-Discrimination Measure

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation ...

Obama To Visit Homophobic Culture During Prop 8, DOMA Rulings

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movem...

Elise Foley

White House: Immigration Reform Could Exclude Gay Couples | 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 | 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 06.24.2013 | Gay 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' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay 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 | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay 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 | 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 04.17.2013 | Gay 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 04.14.2013 | Gay 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 02.05.2013 | Gay 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 03.31.2013 | Gay 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 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings


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.

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

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

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

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.

Obama's Rorschach

John T. Woolley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
John T. Woolley

Not surprisingly, people have tended to hear Obama saying things consistent with their ideological predispositions. Liberals were thrilled with his explicit references to gay rights and climate change, and conservatives have taken the speech as a pledge to defend the status quo.