President Obama appointed Shannon Price Minter, a transgender attorney, to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships last month.
by Adam Brooks. President Barack Obama signed an executive order in June of 2014 banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government after years of pressuring Congress to pass similar legislation. The Obama administration provided rules to contractors and gave companies time to put processes into […]
by Adam Brooks. Last month, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s protest march toward Selma, Alabama, President Barack Obama gave an empowering speech commending all the “warriors of justice” of the United States for their bravery and sacrifice in the face of discrimination. Obama proclaimed, “Because of what they did, the doors of opportunity […]
by Adam Brooks In his State of the Union address last month, Barack Obama became the first president to use the word transgender in an address to the nation. Obama called for the condemnation of the persecution of oppressed minorities and members of the LGBT community and was praised by many of the community’s advocates […]
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our […]
BY NEAL BROVERMAN-Advocate.com Massachusetts senator John Kerry will likely be the nation’s next Secretary of State, and LGBT rights activists couldn’t be happier about it. With Kerry’s long gay-friendly record, advocates are optimistic his support will translate to foreign endeavors, The Washington Blade reports. The Democratic senator supported an employment nondiscrimination bill and the repeal of “don’t ask, […]