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Posted byon July 1, 2011 at 6:52 PM EDT
The Departments of Justice and Education announce an important settlement with a California school district, resolving an investigation under federal civil rights law into the harassment of a gay middle school student.
Posted byon June 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM EDT
President Obama speaks to LGBT grassroots and community leaders, youth champions, and advocates from around the country at an event to observe LGBT Pride Month.
Posted byon June 28, 2011 at 6:03 PM EDT
LGBT families continue to face discrimination when it comes to finding housing, but HUD and the Obama Administration have taken groundbreaking steps to address this problem.
Posted byon June 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM EDT
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar honors a recent court action giving settlements for potential federal mismanagement of Native American trust funds. The Department of Interior is committed to reconciliation and empowerment for American Indian nations through comprehensive reform of its trust responsibilities.
Posted byon June 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM EDT
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Susan Rice speaks at an GLIFAA commemoration with over 80 employees of the Department of State and NGO’s who work on LGBT issues in attendance.
Posted byon June 23, 2011 at 2:51 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to young African leaders about meeting Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Posted byon June 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM EDT
For the anniversary of the Olmstead decision, Lois Curtis, one of the original plaintiffs in the case, meets with the President and gives him a special gift. The landmark Supreme Court paved the way for Ms. Curtis and others with disabilites to live in the community rather than institutions.
Posted byon June 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM EDT
Elder abuse is an issue of great importance that must be seriously considered not just on this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, but every day. The Elder Justice Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, demonstrates the administration’s commitment to caring for our nation's senior citizens.
Posted byon June 10, 2011 at 4:09 PM EDT
On Saturday, June 4, 2011, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis inducted 1,300 participants from the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike into the Labor Hall of Fame.
Posted byon June 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM EDT
Dee Dee Chamblee, Executive Director and Founder of LaGender Inc., commemorates the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS pandemic by highlighting gender identity education and equal rights for every American.