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Posted byon December 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM EDT
A year after repaling Don't Ask, Don't Tell former service members reflect on the long journey toward repeal and what it was like to watch President Obama sign the Repeal Act into law.
Posted byon December 16, 2011 at 5:44 PM EDT
A look back at the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, and details from a new report about effective ways to end bullying in our schools.
Posted byon December 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM EDT
Yesterday, the President took a big step forward toward protecting Americans’ privacy and civil liberties with the nomination of three highly respected individuals to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB).
Posted byon December 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM EDT
More than 100,000 children are in foster care waiting for loving, affirming, and supportive families. Trainings like HRC’s All Children-All Families initiative provide child welfare systems with the support and guidance they need to add LGBT-headed families to their pool of prospective permanent homes.
Posted byon December 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton direct all federal agencies engage abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.
Posted byon December 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM EDT
Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, shares his thoughts on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic speech in Geneva, Switzerland.
Posted byon December 8, 2011 at 4:09 PM EDT
At a day-long conference, leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights address issues faced by aging LGBT Americans.
Posted byon December 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler writes that Republican obstruction in the Senate is causing a vacancy crisis in our courts.
Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 8:48 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett meets with Lady Gaga to discuss working together to make sure that no child is bullied, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor.
Posted byon December 2, 2011 at 6:44 PM EDT
Today, for the third year, President Obama hosted the White House Tribal Nations Conference here in Washington, DC.