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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The president had the last laugh at the annual event from the White House Correspondents' Association.

May 01 2016 12:47 PM

Speaking in London, the president tells a British activist he's hamstrung on anti-LGBT laws thanks to the Republican-controlled Congress.

April 23 2016 4:46 PM

20-year-old Maria Munir told reporters, "I just thought if anyone in the world is going to accept me for who I am then it’s the president of the United States."

April 23 2016 1:35 PM

President Obama reassured travelers that they are welcome in the "beautiful states" of Mississippi and North Carolina. 

April 22 2016 1:12 PM

"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince," the president posted to Facebook shortly after the news broke of the musician's untimely death.

April 21 2016 9:41 PM

Millions will be affected by United States v. Texas, writes Arcelia Hurtado of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

April 19 2016 5:40 AM
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