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Posted byon September 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM EDT
Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, discusses the importance of making schools safer and more affirming for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Posted byon August 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM EDT
New poem written to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King on the opening of the Memorial that honors his legacy.
Posted byon August 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM EDT
On Sunday, August 28, President Obama will deliver remarks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication on the National Mall.
Posted byon July 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM EDT
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perrelli shares the work that the Department of Justice has undertaken to implement the Tribal Law and Order Act into law on the one year anniversary of President Obama signing it into law.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, thanks the 14,000 men and women who have been discharged under DADT for their sacrifice and dedication to our freedom.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 5:49 PM EDT
President Obama signs a certification ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for good on September 20, 2011.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM EDT
Your quick look at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT
Watch as President Obama meets a civil rights icon, speaks with the Atlantis crew aboard the international space station and makes an important personnel announcement
Posted byon July 19, 2011 at 6:43 PM EDT
President Obama expresses his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which will be introduced in the Senate on July 20.
Posted byon July 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT
Ruby Bridges made history in 1964 when she attended a formerly all-white school. She visited the White House to see a painting of her historic first day by Norman Rockwell that is on display outside the Oval Office through the summer of 2011