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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
WATCH: Obama Invokes LGBT Rights in Mandela Eulogy
December 10 2013 2:31 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Invokes LGBT Rights in Mandela Eulogy

Trudy Ring

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
November 01 2013 12:37 PM ET

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

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
September 24 2013 12:38 PM ET

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

Trudy Ring

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

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference
September 04 2013 6:00 PM ET

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference

Nicholas Cimarusti

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

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon
September 04 2013 4:39 PM ET

Manning Asks for Presidential Pardon

Michelle Garcia

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
August 07 2013 11:09 AM ET

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

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