Barack Obama

The latest on Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first black president to be elected. His influence concerning the LGBT rights movement has been detrimental in furthering equality. Under his presidency, the first openly gay U.S. courts of appeal was elected and he also nominated the six openly gay judges serving at the federal court level. In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

In addition to honoring nine LGBT artists for their contributions, the White House hosted two panel discussions and screened transgender-themed entertainment. 

November 24 2015 7:54 AM

In this second excerpt from Mark Segal's memoir, And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality, the activist discusses presidential encounters.

November 18 2015 7:33 AM

The president's chief adviser discussed his record as an ally during the OUT100 in New York City on Wednesday.

November 12 2015 6:40 PM

OUT Magazine's Ally of the Year again proved he's deserving of the honor by endorsing the bill to ensure equal rights to LGBT Americans.

November 10 2015 11:16 AM

The president announced he is ordering federal agencies to 'ban the box' that prospective employees must fill out on job applications, disclosing their criminal history. 

November 02 2015 5:54 PM

Despite the lack of fanfare or a Rose Garden ceremony, the U.S. is now helping LGBT people fleeing persecution to bring their loved ones along. 

October 31 2015 10:32 AM

Congress and the White House are speaking out about trans homicides; but what can those in power do to stem the tide?

October 27 2015 9:41 PM

As The Advocate's former news editor, Kerry Eleveld often went toe-to-toe with President Obama. In this excerpt from her new memoir, Don't Tell Me to Wait, Eleveld recounts a tense interaction with the president that preceded the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."

October 15 2015 5:54 PM

The law would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

October 07 2015 11:27 AM