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Obama Opens Gay Games With Surprise Video Message

Monday Aug 11, 2014
President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.

Days After Repeal of Anti-Gay Law, Uganda's President Meets Obamas

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
President Barack Obama and his first Lady Michelle Obama have set LGBT activists in an uproar after meeting with Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni just days after the repeal of the draconian anti-gay law.

Obama Keeping Low Profile on 53rd Birthday

Monday Aug 4, 2014
President Barack Obama is keeping a low public profile as he celebrates his 53rd birthday.

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Right Wing Blasts Workplace Nondiscrimination Executive Order

By Justin Snow | Friday Jul 25, 2014
An executive order prohibiting some forms of LGBT workplace discrimination signed by President Barack Obama earlier this week is under fire from social conservatives who have labeled it an assault on religious liberty.

Obama Fist Bumps BBQ Cashier Over Gay Sex Joke

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 14, 2014
President Barack Obama brought the cool factor back to the fist bump and showed why this month when he fist-bumped a BBQ cashier in response to a joke about gay rights.

Obama Hosts Annual LGBT Pride Month Celebration

By Stacy A. Anderson | Monday Jun 30, 2014
President Barack Obama is thanking friends and colleagues who he says have supported and guided his administration on same-sex issues and equality policies.

Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

By Julie Pace | Monday Jun 16, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.