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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

President Obama met this week with Edie Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian whose landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

At National Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion

At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion

The president condemned 'twisted' religion that harms gay people.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

Obama said the Olympics will show the U.S. commitment to "dignity and equality" for LGBT people.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

WATCH: Obama Invokes LGBT Rights in Mandela Eulogy

WATCH: Obama Invokes LGBT Rights in Mandela Eulogy

People around the world are still persecuted for 'who they love,' said the president when remarking on progress still to be made.

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality

The president has lent his voice in support of Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act, which is being considered by the state's legislature.

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

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

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference

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

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon

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

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

AddThis

Quantcast