OBAMA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE AIMED @ GAYS & OTHERS IN UN SPEECH

In his last speech to the United Nations, US President Barack Obama spoke out against violence aimed at gays and others around the world. ‘I do not believe progress is possible if our desire to preserve our identities gives way to an impulse to dehumanize or dominate another group,’ Obama said on Tuesday (20 September)….

OBAMA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ACTIVISTS IN FINAL LGBTI PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION

Barack Obama, the most pro-LGBTI president in US history, kicked off Pride Month a bit early on Tuesday (31 May) with his final proclamation marking the occasion. Obama paid tribute to the activists who have led the fight for equality and made historic gains such a same-sex marriage which became legal across the US last June….

TODAY IS PRESIDENT’S DAY!

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama

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Ally. Hero. Icon. The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year—a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America. This is the…

OBAMA: GAY RIGHTS IN ONE OF THE ‘BIG HITS’ OF MY PRESIDENCY

President Barack Obama has described LGBTI rights as one of the biggest ‘hits’ of his presidency. The US president was reflecting as he enters into the last 18 months of being commander in chief, saying he believes he has made the country better than when he first took office. Speaking to Marc Maron on his…

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HOSTING A PRIDE EVENT @ THE WHITE HOUSE

The Washington Blade reports that Obama will host the event commemorating June as Pride month. The reception will take place on 24 June. LGBT receptions have been held at the White House since 2009, and are often used by leading rights advocates to push the President on a range of issues. The latest reception will be held around…

US PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUES A GAY PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION

To honor LGBT Pride Month, US President Barack Obama released a proclamation. The White House issued the statement on May 29th 2015. It starts by connecting the fight for LGBTI equality with the country’s history. ‘Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal…

OBAMA TO APPOINT LGBT RIGHTS ENVOY

Barack Obama is to create a new envoy role within the State Department, to promote LGBT rights around the world. The US President is expected to announce later this month that he will appoint the first LGBT rights envoy. According to an official within the State Department, the envoy will be an openly gay Foreign…