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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The Transportation secretary has been a hot commodity on the campaign trail.

October 28 2022 5:39 PM

He led the Department of Defense's effort to include transgender service members in the ranks of the U.S. military.

October 25 2022 1:20 PM

His remarks come as Republicans in Virginia and Texas have voiced opposition to same-sex marriage — six years after marriage equality became law in the U.S.   

October 25 2021 12:09 AM

It’s the first narrative film for Michelle and Barack Obama’s production company Higher Ground. 

October 06 2021 4:12 PM

The repeal, which took effect 10 years ago today, "helped move our nation closer to its foundational promise of equality, dignity, and opportunity for all," Biden said.

September 20 2021 7:30 AM

"I would love my legacy to be overshadowed, because it would mean another president was doing even more to protect LGBTQ rights."

June 09 2021 8:00 AM

Coons, who championed repeal during his first month in office, discusses progress made and progress needed in a video for The Advocate.

December 22 2020 2:39 PM