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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

He credited his successes to the American people and urged political participation with "decency."

January 10 2017 11:13 PM

The president said Americans would do well to heed the advice of Atticus Finch, the central character from the great novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird:" consider things from another point of view. This is part two.

January 10 2017 10:34 PM

The nation's 44th president and its first black president opened his farewell address to the nation by saying thanks to Americans, even those who did not agree with him. This is part one of four.

January 10 2017 9:55 PM

Obama addresses the nation from Chicago tonight.

January 10 2017 8:11 PM

The murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation — but it took 11 years after the crime to pass an LGBT-inclusive federal hate-crimes law.

January 10 2017 5:58 AM

Key & Peele revives 'Luther' to show what frustrations may be bubbling behind the president's cool facade.

January 07 2017 5:37 PM

She reminds us, "You have a right to be exactly who you are," but "you cannot take your freedoms for granted."

January 06 2017 5:13 PM
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