Latest Blog Posts

  • Why Conversion Therapy Hurts All of Us

    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.

  • Join a Tumblr Q&A on Issues Facing the LGBT Community

    Join us for a conversation about the Administration's commitment to LGBT equality.

  • Recognizing the Unique Challenges of Transgender Women of Color

    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.

  • Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

    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.

  • LGBT Health Awareness Week: The Affordable Care Act Is Working for You

    For LGBT Health Awareness Week, Secretary Burwell highlights the progress made to ensure LGBT Americans have the same rights and protections as other Americans.

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

President Obama is committed to working with all Americans to create the brightest future for our country through innovation, education and building new technologies and more connected communities.

Since taking office, the President has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for LGBT Americans. The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.

This site is a tool for you to learn about how President Obama and his team are working to win the future for LGBT Americans.

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Additional Resources

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