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Posted byon November 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT
Earlier today, a group of transgender community advocates met with White House staff to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and discuss ways in which we can work together to ensure dignity, equality, and justice for all people.
Posted byon October 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM EDT
We're marking Spirit Day 2012 at the White House.
Posted byon October 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM EDT
An Obama Administration official explains what it means to her family as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz is designated a National Monument
Posted byon October 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM EDT
The Secretary of the Interior says he is guided by Chavez’ philosophy that only in service to others do we find the true meaning of our lives.
Posted byon September 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM EDT
Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, for a White House Google+ Hangout to learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad.
Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM EDT
The Vice President and Dr. Biden host an “End of Summer BBQ” for emerging young leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and acknowledge the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM EDT
It should come as no surprise to any of us that the men and women of our armed forces have handled the repeal of DADT with the professionalism and class that we have come to expect from the finest fighting force in the world. As a consequence, our national security has been strengthened.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM EDT
On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.
Posted byon August 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT
Over the past decade, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) owned small businesses have seen particularly strong growth. President Obama has taken considerable action to expand capital access for AAPI small businesses, like directing more than $13 billion dollars to 19,000 AAPI firms.
Posted byon August 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM EDT
After researching the foster care system, conducting focus groups with successful foster care alumni and independently mentoring foster children, Marquis Cabrera decided that he would be a champion to improve the odds for foster youth.