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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
WATCH: Obama Hopes Supreme Court Makes 'Right Decision' on Marriage Equality

WATCH: Obama Hopes SCOTUS 'Comes to the Right Decision'

In a series of interviews with popular YouTube stars, the president expressed cautious optimism about the future of marriage equality nationwide.

Op-ed: Will Obama's State of the Union Address Include Full Equality?

Op-ed: Will Obama's SOTU Address Include Full Equality?

President Obama has an opportunity to do something bold for LGBT Americans. Will it happen?

Anderson Cooper Disses VP Joe Biden for Skipping Paris Rally

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Disses Biden for Skipping Rally

The out CNN anchor tells David Letterman the vice president spends his weekends watching Gilmore Girls.

James Franco Celebrates 'The Interview' Release With Same-Sex Kiss

James Franco Celebrates Interview Release With Same-Sex Kiss

Franco, costar Seth Rogen, and friend Nick Kroll enjoyed a three-way smooch, documented via Instagram.

WATCH: As Santa, Obama Destroys Gender Stereotypes

WATCH: As Santa, Obama Destroys Gender Stereotypes

When it comes to giving gifts to children in need, the president knows there's no need for strict gender roles.

Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers

Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers

The attorney general says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity.

WATCH: AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach, Says Obama

WATCH: AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach, Says Obama

But for this to be realized, more work must be done, the president said today.

Obama: Constitution 'Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States'

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Marriage Equality in 50 States

The former University of Chicago law professor told The New Yorker he believes the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama

After shouting 'Equal rights for gay people!' the employee got a gesture of solidarity from the president.

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