OBAMA SAID GAY POLITICIAN MALCOLM KENYATTA IS A SIGN OF CHANGE

Former President Barack Obama recently visited Philadelphia (you know, the place where bad things happen, according to Donald Trump). During his visit, Obama not only met with local politicians but he singled out one Black and openly gay politician as a sign of change. Specifically, the moment happened on Wednesday, October 21. Barack Obama visited…

OBAMA INVOKES TONY McDADE, TRANS MAN KILLED BY POLICE, IN SPEECH

Former President Barack Obama today delivered a message of sympathy and a call to action regarding police violence against Black Americans. He did so in opening an online town hall hosted by the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance titled “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence.” He invoked the names of African-Americans…

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…

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…

OBAMA: CONSTITUTION ‘DOES GUARANTEE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES’

President Barack Obama says he believes the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to marry for gay and lesbian couples. Obama’s comments come just weeks after the Supreme Court decided against hearing appeals in five cases challenging gay marriage bans in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana, effectively legalizing such unions in 11 states. The president…

OBAMA OPENS INTERNATIONAL GAY GAMES WITH SURPRISE VIDEO MESSAGE

CLEVELAND — President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night. The president said the United States has come a long way…

WHITE HOUSE TO ISSUE GAY WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS ORDER

The White House is preparing to announce an executive order barring contractors doing business with the federal government from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. BuzzFeed.com quoted an unnamed White House official as saying: “Following on his pledge for this to be a year of action to expand opportunity for all Americans,…

OBAMA CHOOSES GAY BISHOP TO LEAD EASTER PRAYER

President Barack Obama chose a gay bishop to lead an Easter prayer yesterday (14 April). Gene Robinson, who made history back in 2003 when he became the first openly gay Anglican bishop in the US, was part of the fifth annual Easter Prayer Breakfast Monday. The breakfast marks the beginning of the Holy Week at…