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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.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 his final presidential press conference, he touted LGBT advances but didn't take all the credit. 

January 18 2017 4:32 PM

Assange has been in self-imposed exile at an embassy in London for more than four years, to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. He could face espionage charges in the U.S.

January 16 2017 3:48 PM

For the president’s longtime senior advisor — and LGBT ally — Valerie Jarrett, the end (and future) is in sight. 

January 13 2017 5:54 AM

“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” 
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

January 12 2017 9:46 PM

Obama jokes about their "bromance" but says he is "forever bonded" with "brother" Biden.

January 12 2017 6:10 PM

The week Meryl Streep took on Trump.

January 12 2017 6:55 AM
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