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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed
September 24 2013 12:38 PM ET

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

Trudy Ring

The unanimous Senate confirmation makes Todd Hughes the highest-ranking openly gay federal judge.

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference
September 04 2013 6:00 PM ET

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference

Nicholas Cimarusti

At a press conference in Sweden, President Obama affirms solidarity with Russian LGBT people.

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon
September 04 2013 4:39 PM ET

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon

Michelle Garcia

Transgender Army private Chelsea Manning asks President Barack Obama to pardoned her from a 35-year prison sentence.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law
August 07 2013 11:09 AM ET

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

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