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Posted byon August 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM EST
Lydia Brown is being honored as a Champion of Change for embodying the next generation of leadership within the disability community and her commitment to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez meet with civil rights leaders, and state and local elected officials at the White House to discuss how to safeguard every eligible American’s right to vote in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on Shelby County vs. Holder.
Posted byon July 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM EST
Valerie Jarrett marks the 165th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention.
Posted byon July 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM EST
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 4:00 PM EST
Administration officials react to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage.
Posted byon June 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM EST
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 1:30 PM EST
President Obama applauds the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Posted byon June 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM EST
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 6:06 PM EST
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 4:46 PM EST
Honoring Harvey Milk Champions of Change