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A presidential proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

President Barack Obama sent his proclamation of June as National LGBT Pride Month.

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Obama calls for ban on discredited reparative therapy practice

The President issued a response to a petition calling for a ban on the practice drafted following the suicide of a transwoman, in December.

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Federal workplace discrimination rules go into effect today

A new federal rule barring discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and subcontractors went into effect today (Wednesday, April 8).

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Obama uses ‘lesbian,’ ‘bisexual,’ ‘transgender’ in SOTU for the first time ever

Tonight wasn’t the first time that President Barack Obama has mentioned LGBT rights in his State of the Union Address; last year he took a brief moment to reiterate his commitment to LGBT rights around the world. He was the … Continue reading

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20 years after the Violence Against Women Act, how far have we come?

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation today recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and calling “upon men and women of all ages, communities, organizations and all levels of government to work in collaboration to end violence against women.” The proclamation comes a day after TMZ.com released video footage of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-girlfriend/now-wife Janay Palmer out cold in an elevator

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Lesbian Gay Band Association will again march in inaugural parade

The Lesbian Gay Band Association, which became the first LGBT group to participate in an inaugural parade in 2009, will make an encore appearance Jan. 21, the Associated Press reports: The Presidential Inaugural Committee began sending out invitations Tuesday to … Continue reading

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Dallas anti-gay leader Cathie Adams: Obama ‘fried his brain on drugs’

Not that she was ever sane — not hardly! — but Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams has really gone off the deep end.

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Obama hasn’t replied to TX secession petition, but Rep. Garnet Coleman has

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, a staunch LGBT ally who also happens to be African-American, sent out the below statement on Wednesday.

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LGBT vote a ‘key factor’ in Obama win

The LGBT vote was a key factor in President Barack Obama’s victory on Tuesday, according to an analysis by UCLA’s Williams Institute:

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The gayest election night ever

Tuesday night was generally seen as a victorious one for gay and lesbian people across the nation: The reelection of Barack Obama, the first sitting president to endorse full marriage equality; the historic election of lesbian Tammy Baldwin to the … Continue reading

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