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Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana, making it legal with prescriptions

The Department of Justice has submitted a proposed rule that would reclassify how cannabis is scheduled.

​​Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces at White House event

Lesbian point guard Chelsea Gray spoke with The Advocate after the East Room ceremony.

Barack Obama made history by publicly supporting same-sex marriages 12 years ago today

In the years since, the LGBTQ+ community has seen tremendous strides in the push toward equality, but much work remains to protect the rights of marginalized people.

Judy Shepard's Presidential Medal of Freedom hailed by LGBTQ+ rights groups 25 years after gay son’s murder

After the hate-fueled murder of her son, Matthew Shepard, more than two decades ago, she has advocated for the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

RFK Jr. makes California ballot by collaborating with political party with a bigoted, anti-LGBTQ+ past

The son of the former Democratic attorney general under President John F. Kennedy accepted the American Independence Party’s ballot spot in California. The group has a problematic history.

How did the Biden administration just make health care fairer for LGBTQ+ people?

The Biden-Harris administration announced a rule change that restores protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation in health care settings.

New Biden administration Title IX rule protects transgender students’ bathroom & pronoun use at school

The updated rules enhance protections against discrimination based on sex, including for LGBTQ+ students, but leave the issue of transgender athletes’ participation in sports for further review.

Lisa Rinna says same-sex marriage is under attack and Americans will 'lose democracy' if Trump wins

The actress and former RHOBH star is sharing her political concerns as a grand marshal for Miami Beach Pride.

Jill Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘bully’ and ‘dangerous to our country’ at Human Rights Campaign event

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden did not hold back as she spoke to fired-up LGBTQ+ advocates and allies at a campaign event in Virginia.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious LGBTQ+ campaign video: 'You can't spell Biden without Bi'

"If Trump wins this November, democracy as we know it will sashay away," a Biden impersonator says in the sketch.

Joe Biden launches ‘Out for Biden-Harris’ campaign initiative to engage & woo LGBTQ+ voters (exclusive)

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris want queer people to know what's at stake this election and to get involved.

Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg tour Baltimore bridge collapse site, outline federal support for Maryland

The president was joined by the secretary of transportation at the Francis Scott Key Bridge crash site to commit more federal resources toward recovery efforts.

Lara Trump awkwardly blames Biden’s support of trans people for high gas prices and Israel-Hamas war

According to the co-chair of the Republican National Committee transgender people are to blame for everything, even Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Not to be outdone by Trans Day of Visibility, Trump weirdly declares ‘Christian Visibility Day’

The former president appears to be banking on manufactured outrage by right-wing extremists.

Biden issues proclamation for Transgender Day of Visibility amid Republican attacks on trans rights

The president is uplifting transgender people while Republicans continue to try to legislate them out of public life.

Pete Buttigieg commits federal resources to Baltimore bridge collapse recovery

From the scene of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, the transportation secretary promised that the Biden-Harris administration would be there to help the area recover.

White House calls Republican spending bill’s ban on the Pride flag ‘inappropriate’

After backlash over a spending bill provision banning Pride flags at U.S. embassies, the Biden-Harris administration is emphasizing its dedication to LGBTQ+ advocacy and outlining efforts to mitigate the impact of the law.

First Lady goes to bat for LGBTQ+ rights: 'They want to take our victories away, but we won’t let them'

Amidst a backdrop of protest and advocacy, Dr. Jill Biden highlights the ongoing battle for LGBTQ+ rights and remembers LGBTQ+ teen Nex Benedict.

White House, LGBTQ+ community express support after Princess Kate reveals shocking cancer diagnosis

In a deeply personal video, Princess Catherine shared her struggle with cancer, sparking a wave of support from the White House to a pub in D.C.

President Biden addresses LGBTQ+ youth ‘suicide crisis’ in statement on Nex Benedict

President Joe Biden issued called attention to the teenager’s death and called for an end to bullying.