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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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.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 an interview with BuzzFeed News, Obama defended his policy on trans students. 

May 17 2016 9:42 AM

The first family wished binational couple Chelsea Roden and Lisa Hirschpek well on their wedding day. 

May 16 2016 3:19 PM

The Obama administration is banning health providers from denying access to transgender people because of their gender identity.

May 13 2016 9:17 PM

The federal government won't withhold funding while the court battle over the state's anti-LGBT law plays out.

May 12 2016 6:03 PM

The president said mothers "regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status" create "a better and brighter future for their children."

May 08 2016 1:27 PM

The families, represented by right-wing attorneys, claim the federal government's policies on trans students amount to "discrimination" against cisgender students.

May 06 2016 6:29 PM

The designation would come just in time for New York City's June LGBT pride celebrations. 

May 04 2016 9:53 AM