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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

But it's not really a big deal because all men should be feminists, according to the president. 

August 05 2016 7:55 AM Updated

In an uplifting commentary in Glamour, Obama wrote, "forcing people to adhere to outmoded, rigid notions of identity isn’t good for anybody—men, women, gay, straight, transgender, or otherwise."

August 04 2016 10:59 AM

President Obama, Vice President Biden, and others stirred the crowd at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

July 28 2016 2:56 AM

In a bookend to his 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, the president heartily endorsed his former secretary of state. Of Donald Trump, he said: 'we don't look to be ruled.'

July 28 2016 12:11 AM

In commenting on the GOP convention and nominee Donald Trump, President Obama declared, "some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts."

July 22 2016 5:09 PM

The president spoke Tuesday before an assembly of Dallas leaders and police officers, honoring the five fallen men murdered by a former Army reservist, hellbent on killing white cops.

July 12 2016 5:10 PM

The morning after the single most deadly attack on law enforcement since 9/11, the mayor and police chief of Dallas and President Obama denounced the deadly ambush.

July 08 2016 9:39 AM