President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton direct all federal agencies engage abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.
At a day-long conference, leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights address issues faced by aging LGBT Americans.
At the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks about the progress this Administration has made for LGBT individuals in the workplace and the challenges that remain.
Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaks before the National Center for Transgender Equality Awards Ceremony and reflects on the Administration's progress on important issues in the transgender community.
Dr. Jill Biden addresses the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 National Convention of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
This year's convention highlighted the Obama-Biden administration's commitment to ensuring that every student has a safe school.
Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry tours the GLBT Center of Colorado in Denver and speaks with members of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community about the Obama Administration’s support for the community and the steps he is taking as OPM Director to institutionalize equality.
Doug Wilson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, delivers the keynote address at the inaugural OutServe Armed Forces Leadership Summit in Nevada. Less than a month after the full and final repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the summit was one of the first opportunities for gay and lesbian service members – and their partners and families – to openly gather to share their stories and reflect on the importance of military service.
Many same sex, transgender and gender non-conforming persons have reported discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation when trying to access housing. Read more to see what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has done to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons have equal access to housing and HUD programs.
October 13, 2011 at 11:01 AM ET by Kenneth J. Carroll
President Obama addressed the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. In his speech, the President stressed his commitment to the cause of equality over the past two and a half years, and his continuing support moving forward.
We are commemorating the fourth annual National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an observance founded by the National Association of People with AIDS to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay and bisexual men.
Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, reflects on President Obama's call for the rights of LGBT people in his address at the U.N. General Assembly.
September 22, 2011 at 6:02 PM ET by Samantha Power
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces guidance for enforcing new rules that give all patients, including those with same-sex partners, the right to choose who can visit them in the hospital.
Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, discusses the importance of making schools safer and more affirming for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announces another great step in better understanding the benefits available to an increasingly diverse American workforce, with a new statistics report on domestic partner benefits from this year's National Compensation Survey.
The Departments of Justice and Education announce an important settlement with a California school district, resolving an investigation under federal civil rights law into the harassment of a gay middle school student.