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Posted byon April 16, 2015 at 9:42 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a meeting on creating opportunity for Native youth at the White House.
Posted byon April 10, 2015 at 2:48 PM EDT
Amanda Simpson -- Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, and the first openly transgender woman Presidential appointee ever -- sent this message to the White House email list. Her message explains why "conversion therapy" is so harmful to all of us, and why it was important for the White House to stand up against the practice.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 5:04 PM EDT
Join us for a conversation about the Administration's commitment to LGBT equality.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT
Responding to recommendations in the interim report from the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, police chiefs, municipal Chief Technology Officers, and other leaders across the nation came to the White House to talk with technologists, data scientists, law enforcement thought leaders, foundations, issue experts, Presidential Innovation Fellows, nonprofits, and Administration officials.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM EDT
Assistant to the President Tina Tchen reflects on the historic steps this Administration has taken to afford greater protections for this community in just the past few months.
Posted byon April 8, 2015 at 8:42 PM EDT
As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.
Posted byon April 8, 2015 at 7:24 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett penned an op-ed on the progress we're making to prevent workplace discrimination against America's LGBT community.
Posted byon April 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM EDT
Today, the President’s executive order banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in the workplace goes into effect. The EO on LGBT Workplace Discrimination prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in federal employment, and prohibits all companies that receive a contract from the Federal Government from discriminating against their LGBT employees.
Posted byon April 8, 2015 at 10:57 AM EDT
President Obama’s Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination goes into effect. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Posted byon March 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT
The President and First Lady take a moment to reflect on their experience in Selma.