WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order
July 21 2014 12:37 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order

Sunnivie Brydum

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders
July 18 2014 5:44 PM ET

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama plans to amend two existing executive orders to outlaw anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors and protect transgender civilian federal employees.

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Exec. Order
June 30 2014 7:28 PM ET

Obama Announces New Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

Faith Leaders Beg Obama for Religious Exemptions in ENDA Exec. Order
June 27 2014 5:29 PM ET

Religious Groups Ask Obama for Special Treatment

Sunnivie Brydum

A letter from religious leaders does not endorse Obama's executive order as the best way to fight discrimination.

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?
June 21 2014 1:55 PM ET

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Newsweek dubbed him "the first gay president," but his advocacy for trans people is just as progressive — but often uncelebrated.

President Obama Endorses Trans Student Protections
June 11 2014 3:39 PM ET

Trans Students Get Good News from President Obama

Parker Marie Molloy

'The fact that we are applying [Title IX] to transgender students means that they are going to be in a position to assert their rights,' said President Obama in a recent interview.

U.S. Formally Responds to Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Law
March 24 2014 2:20 PM ET

U.S. Formally Responds to Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The Obama administration named nearly $10 million in aid cuts to the Ugandan government in response to enacting the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order
February 05 2014 4:14 PM ET

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes
December 19 2013 4:15 PM ET

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

PHOTOS: Sally Ride, Bayard Rustin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
November 21 2013 12:17 PM ET

PHOTOS: Ride, Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

Advocate.com Editors

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg Address With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter
November 20 2013 2:26 PM ET

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama paid homage to the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a handwritten letter lauding the ongoing fight for equality.

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA
November 04 2013 1:21 PM ET November 04 2013 4:55 PM ET

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

With President Obama's op-ed at The Huffington Post and Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller's support announced this morning, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is poised to pass the U.S. Senate for the first time.

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