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Obamas commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Sunday, May 17, 2015
"We take this opportunity to reaffirm that LGBT rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or ...

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First Lady campaigns for openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Maine

Saturday, October 4, 2014
ORONO, Maine -- First lady Michelle Obama was in Maine on Friday stumping for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is seeking to unseat GOP Gov. Paul LePage in November. If victorious, Michaud would make history by becoming the first ...

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White House appaluds Michael Sam’s coming out: ‘An inspiration to all of us’

Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous ...

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Jason Collins, Boston bomb survivors among guests at State of the Union

Monday, January 27, 2014
Jason Collins Kwaku Alston for Sports Illustrated
WASHINGTON -- Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins will be among the guests to sit with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. ...

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Michelle Obama, celebrities add to support for GMA’s Robin Roberts

Monday, December 30, 2013
Robin Roberts (left) and Michelle Obama.
LOS ANGELES — Michelle Obama is leading an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts after the “Good Morning America” news anchor’s first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign. ...

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The heckling lesbian — lending credence that we’re crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Michelle Obama
Rude behavior just gives more fuel to the conservative, homophobic Americans who believe we are simply crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda into the face of every American. It gives credence to their idea that we are simply a ...

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Lesbian activist kicked out of fundraiser for disrupting First Lady’s speech

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ellen Sturtz
WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday threatened to walk out on a private Democratic fundraiser after a lesbian activist repeatedly interrupted her speech to demand that President Obama sign an executive order to prohibit discrimination based on sexual ...

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DNC: Jason Collins, Michelle Obama to headline annual LGBT fundraiser

Monday, May 6, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee says NBA veteran Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala. ...

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Obama reaches out to Jason Collins, says he’s impressed by his courage

Monday, April 29, 2013
Kwaku Alston, Sports IllustratedJason Collins
WASHINGTON -- A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - "I'm gay" - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama. ...

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White House, Bill Clinton, pro athletes hail Jason Collins on coming out

Monday, April 29, 2013
Jason Collins
WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday joined the chorus of praise by commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay. ...

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