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."
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.
We must all stay focused on ending bullying because no young person, or their loved ones, should have to endure the pain, agony, and loss to our families, schools, and communities that can come with bullying.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is an enduring symbol of the lives that have been lost to this epidemic. First started in 1987, the quilt now contains the names of more than 94,000 of individuals who have died of AIDS on more than 47,000 panels.
In 2007 Heather Carter was asked by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) to start an LGBT component for the organization. She created OUTLoud in an attempt to reduce the rate of suicide among LGBT youth in Washington State.
Terry learned about the importance of working for my community from his mom and dad, and he has applied that lesson everyday for the past 20 years as he helped out the 33,000 people a week that seek shelter at LGBT Community Centers.
JJ Kahle works to eliminate homophobia and transphobia from our educational environment as headlines throughout the United States painfully remind us, the consequences of the educational community turning a blind eye to bullying and harassment of students are starkly inadequate, negligent, and at times, fatal.
The White House honors Champions of Change who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT people across the country, representing countless other individuals and organizations who are equally dedicated to equal rights for LGBT people.
Mr. Malnak’s swearing-in took on special significance as it marked the first time a same-sex partner of a new USAID Mission Director participated in the event by holding the copy of the U.S. Constitution.
On a daily basis, Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Human Rights work to eliminate housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Rev. George Walker, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, discusses the progress that has been made in making colleges and universities more inclusive.
John Berry, Director of the White House Office of Personnel Management, delivers the commencement address at the University of Maryland at College Park and challenges graduates to stand up for themselves and continue changing attitudes.
At the Department of Justice's annual LGBT Pride Month Program, Attorney General Holder speaks about DOJ's efforts to defend the civil rights of LGBT Americans and increase support for LGBT individuals working for the department.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with students from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and Gay-Straight Alliance to hear directly about their experiences and to discuss bullying and possible solutions.
The White House LGBT Conference on Families in Minneapolis, Minnesota highlights the Obama Administration's work to ensure the health, safety, and equality of families that are headed by or include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.