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Posted byon July 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM EDT
Today, President Obama met with members of the 1963 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers championship team, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Division I basketball title.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
Administration officials react to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage.
Posted byon June 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM EDT
On this historic day, it’s important to recall that, for too long, the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals were pushed to the side. LGBT Americans faced limited access to health care and insurance. And we have been less likely to get the preventive care we need to stay healthy.
Posted byon June 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
President Obama applauds the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Posted byon June 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM EDT
On Thursday, President Obama hosted leaders in the LGBT community at the White House for the fifth Pride Month Reception.
Posted byon June 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM EDT
Fifty years ago, America was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Countless men and women demonstrated, protested, sacrificed, and bled for their right to be treated equally. In the last two weeks, we remembered a few of these heroes at the White House.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 5:46 PM EDT
Honoring Harvey Milk Champions of Change
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 4:38 PM EDT
Champion Chris Seelbach, a member of the Cincinnati City Council, discusses his work on issues of race and sexual orientation.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 3:16 PM EDT
Michael A. Gin, Mayor of Redondo Beach, CA, discusses his lifelong committment to public service and the advancement of LGBT equality.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM EDT
Champion Pat Steadman has been working for equal rights in Colrado for over two decades, and he discusses his experience and work to advance LGBT rights.