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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

We have many reasons to celebrate this Pride Month but mustn't grow complacent, says the president.

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win

As we celebrate the president's announcement of a nondiscrimination order, let's be realistic too.

Sen. Hatch Calls for Broad Religious Exemptions in Exec Order

Senator Wants Big Exemption in Obama's Executive Order

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out.

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag

Joel McHale bombed with a routine that featured some LGBT-related material, President Obama showed restraint, and Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus stole the show.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

Biden Supports Antibias Order; Will Obama Take Action?

Biden Supports ENDA Exec. Order — Will Obama? 

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012

Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012

Ballot initiatives to establish marriage equality in three states and reject a ban in another drove voters to the polls in 2012.

New Book: Biden Pushed Obama on Marriage Equality

New Book: Biden Pushed Obama on Marriage Equality

Vice President Joe Biden's marriage equality endorsement in 2012 was no trial balloon, but it forced the president to take a pro-equality stand, says the new book Forcing the Spring.

WATCH: Bishop Robinson Talks 'OMG' Moment at WH Prayer Breakfast

WATCH: Bishop Robinson Dishes on His Presidential 'OMG' Moment

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, says it was a surprise when President Obama asked him to lead the closing prayer at the event, but a privilege too.

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