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Posted byon October 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM EST
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Posted byon October 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM EST
Thirteen American citizens who exemplify service to their country were honored at the White House today
Posted byon October 20, 2011 at 10:26 AM EST
October 20th is a day when people all over the world wear purple to show support for LGBT people and speak out against the bullying of LGBT teens
Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry Talks about the American Jobs Act at the GLBT Center of ColoradoPosted byon October 19, 2011 at 2:45 PM EST
Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry tours the GLBT Center of Colorado in Denver and speaks with members of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community about the Obama Administration’s support for the community and the steps he is taking as OPM Director to institutionalize equality.
Posted byon October 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM EST
Meet the recepients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, given to Americans who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.
Posted byon October 19, 2011 at 9:10 AM EST
Catholic Charities and their affiliates join the White House Office of Public Engagement’s weekly Community Leaders Briefing Series, learning about the American Jobs Act and the Joining Force initiatives, and bringing with them a strong voice in support of social justice and creating pathways of opportunity for all Americans.
Posted byon October 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM EST
Millions of people in the United States cannot get legal help that is often critical to their wellbeing and freedom, but these Champions of Change are assisting people in need by dedicating their professional lives to closing the justice gap in America.
Posted byon October 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM EST
The White House presents a screening of the film "Freedom Riders", documenting the 1961 Freedom Rides, for an audience of law students and participants in the civil rights movement.
Posted byon October 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM EST
Doug Wilson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, delivers the keynote address at the inaugural OutServe Armed Forces Leadership Summit in Nevada. Less than a month after the full and final repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the summit was one of the first opportunities for gay and lesbian service members – and their partners and families – to openly gather to share their stories and reflect on the importance of military service.
Posted byon October 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM EST
President Obama, the First Family and Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honor the life and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication.