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Posted byon January 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST
In 2012, those who wish to honor Dr. King on his holiday will be able gather in celebration at his memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Watch President Obama speak at the dedication ceremony.
Posted byon January 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM EST
A look back at the day President Ronald Reagan signed legislation designating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a federal holiday.
Posted byon January 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST
James Bailey, Market Vice President of the Southeastern region for an Economic Empowerment non-profit organization, personal passion is to ensure that lives of those who need it most are given a hand-up and not a hand-out
Posted byon December 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM EST
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 4:44 PM EST
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 4:36 PM EST
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 6:39 PM EST
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 2:30 PM EST
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 6:36 PM EST
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 3:09 PM EST
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.