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Posted byon January 31, 2013 at 11:53 AM EST
President Obama's proposal for Immigration Refrom is well recieved by the LGBT community as they offer support for comprehensive reform.
Posted byon December 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST
In honor of Human Rights Week, Samantha Power explains how advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world is central to, not separate from, our comprehensive human rights agenda.
Posted byon December 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM EST
Roy L. Austin Jr., the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division, attends the Ninth Anniversary of the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C., and delivers remarks about the Obama Administration’s commitment to safety and justice for all Americans, including transgender Americans.
Posted byon November 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM EST
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 9:35 AM EST
We're marking Spirit Day 2012 at the White House.
Posted byon October 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM EST
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 4:31 PM EST
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 2:20 PM EST
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 9:48 AM EST
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 5:04 PM EST
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.