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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The largest regional trade accord in history is seen by critics as hurting women, aiding antigay regimes and dramatically reducing global access to HIV drugs.

October 05 2015 2:46 PM

At a Democratic fundraiser on Broadway, the president made it clear: freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights.

September 28 2015 8:24 PM

The historic meeting brought bisexuals from across the country together to address alarming disparities.

September 24 2015 8:03 PM

The event went off without incident despite some conservatives' dire predictions.

September 23 2015 11:27 PM

Catholic conservatives are up in arms over reports that President Obama has invited LGBT activists and the first out Episcopal bishop to a ceremony welcoming Pope Francis to the United States.

September 18 2015 4:19 PM

The act was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, then reinterpreted in a 2007 memo by Bush administration lawyers to offer protection to religious organizations that discriminated in hiring.

August 20 2015 7:05 PM

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will be the first transgender appointee to work in the White House.

August 18 2015 8:16 AM Updated

The Daily Show host notes that while some nations may be backward when it comes to LGBT rights, progress in the U.S. is still fairly recent.

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The Obama administration gave The Advocate and Plus a sneak peek at its proposal for battling HIV over the next five years.

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