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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

President Obama sees a parallel in the changes needed to curb violence and the long, unfinished battle for LGBT equality.

January 06 2016 4:48 PM

A man wearing a Donald Trump shirt interrupted a Bernie Sanders speech, carrying a sign that insulted president Obama and trans Olympian Caitlyn Jenner. 

January 03 2016 2:53 PM

The president marked the fifth anniversary of his historic action to end the policy that kept gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops from serving openly.

December 22 2015 3:30 PM

White House spokesman Josh Earnest denied that the Obama administration has a quota system for admitting Syrian refugees. 

December 09 2015 8:43 PM

President Obama's support of marriage equality and One Direction band members also made the list of most shared messages.

December 07 2015 4:38 PM

In addition to honoring nine LGBT artists for their contributions, the White House hosted two panel discussions and screened transgender-themed entertainment. 

November 24 2015 7:54 AM

In this second excerpt from Mark Segal's memoir, And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality, the activist discusses presidential encounters.

November 18 2015 7:33 AM
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