Topics :: Barack Obama

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Right Wing Blasts Workplace Nondiscrimination Executive Order

By Justin Snow | Friday Jul 25, 2014
An executive order prohibiting some forms of LGBT workplace discrimination signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week is under fire from social conservatives who have labeled it an assault on religious liberty.

Obama Fist Bumps BBQ Cashier Over Gay Sex Joke

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 14, 2014
President Barack Obama brought the cool factor back to the fist bump and showed why this month when he fist-bumped a BBQ cashier in response to a joke about gay rights.

Obama Hosts Annual LGBT Pride Month Celebration

By Stacy A. Anderson | Monday Jun 30, 2014
President Barack Obama is thanking friends and colleagues who he says have supported and guided his administration on same-sex issues and equality policies.

Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

By Julie Pace | Monday Jun 16, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

By Justin Snow | Friday Apr 18, 2014
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

Huckabee Attacks Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor" Friday.