An estimated 500 leaders, students, politicians, and a few celebrities packed the East Room in the afternoon on Friday, June 15, to mingle and hear remarks from the president. A military band played, guests enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and Obama entered around 5:15 p.m. to sustained cheers and proceeded to outline his administration’s major accomplishments for the LGBT community.
Dr. Scout from the Network for LGBT Health Equity takes a little time while at the Obama 2012 LGBT Pride Reception at the White House to propose to his longtime sweetie, Liz Margolies of the National LGBT Cancer Network. After what seemed like years thinking it over, she accepts! See Matty Hart's video here. All 500 or so people in attendance provide the congratulations.