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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.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

In his A Promised Land memoir, the former president said he used to use antigay slurs, like the f word, without concern.

November 19 2020 1:22 PM

The former president praised the progressive cut of Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and the power of hope.

 
October 22 2020 1:06 PM

As Obama prepares to campaign for Biden, former White House photographer Pete Souza reflects on the contrasts between him and Donald Trump.

October 20 2020 2:09 PM

Harris accepted her history-making nomination as vice president, and she and others stressed the crucial importance of this year's election.

August 20 2020 12:34 AM
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