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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 and inspirational athlete. [ Read more → ]
Jason Collins Kwaku Alston for Sports Illustrated

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

Monday, January 27, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Robin Roberts (left) and Michelle Obama.

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

Monday, December 30, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Obama

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

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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 bunch of perverted morons, who want attention and rights, and will do whatever, whenever to garner attention which they don’t believe we deserve. Michelle Obama is not an elected official. She is the wife of the President of the United States... [ Read more → ]
Ellen Sturtz

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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 orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]
Kwaku Alston, Sports IllustratedJason Collins

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

Monday, April 29, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Monday, April 29, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Alabama high school coach suspended following anti-gay classroom rant

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Alabama public school high teacher and football coach who was secretly recorded in a classroom setting making derogatory comments about gays and First Lady Michelle Obama, has been suspended. [ Read more → ]
Bob Grishamvia Times Daily

Alabama high school teacher slurs gays, First Lady in classroom rant

Friday, February 1, 2013
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. -- An Alabama high school teacher and football coach has been secretly recorded in a classroom setting launching verbal tirades directed at First Lady Michelle Obama and LGBT people. [ Read more → ]
President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama during The Inaugural Ball at the Washington convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Scenes from the Inaugural Ball

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In this scene from Monday night's Inaugural Ball, President Barack Obama bows as he and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a ruby colored chiffon and velvet Jason Wu gown, gets ready to dance as singer Jennifer Hudson, right, sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." [ Read more → ]

Obama, Biden take oaths in private ceremonies, begin second term in office

Sunday, January 20, 2013
In two separate, private ceremonies, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of their second term in office. [ Read more → ]

Michelle Obama asks LGBT DNC guests for election help

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- First lady Michelle Obama was an honored guest this afternoon at a Human Rights Campaign and Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund luncheon to honor LGBT elected officials. [ Read more → ]

First Lady, San Antonio Mayor electrify opening night at Democratic Convention

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — In uncompromising honesty — tinged with personal emotion and a great deal of passion — the two major speeches of the opening night of the 2012 Democratic Convention appeared to have electrified both convention goers as well as millions watching on live broadcasts. [ Read more → ]

First Lady Michelle Obama to address LGBT DNC luncheon

Monday, September 3, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a special luncheon presented by several national and local LGBT organizations on Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

The Democratic Party is embracing marriage equality

Saturday, March 24, 2012
While I would absolutely love for the President to support marriage equality, it is not the end of the world if he waits until a second term. Michele Obama is correct to suggest that the most critical component in securing such rights is ensuring fair-minded judges sit on the Supreme Court. If any one of the current GOP candidates were elected, it would almost guarantee that the high court would include an intolerant majority hostile to LGBT rights. [ Read more → ]

White House: Same-sex families ‘deserve legal protections, ability to thrive’

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to a question about First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments at various campaign stops yesterday defending same-sex couples right to “love whomever they choose.” [ Read more → ]

Two openly lesbian guests to join First Lady at ‘State of the Union’ adress

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Colonel Ginger Wallace, an openly lesbian intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, will be one of two openly gay people in the First Lady’s gallery seats tonight, when President Obama delivers his State of the Union address for 2012. The second openly gay guest is Lorelei Kilker, an environmental chemist who was part of the government’s class action suit to secure equal wages for women. [ Read more → ]

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses America’s ‘culture of bullying’

Monday, August 29, 2011
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and discussed her thoughts on the culture of bullying in our country. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Friday, August 19, 2011
In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House. [ Read more → ]

White House calls for coordinated efforts to combat bullying

Sunday, March 13, 2011
The White House held a high-visibility conference on bullying prevention March 10, while members of Congress introduced several LGBT-inclusive bills designed to address bullying and harassment of students. [ Read more → ]

Obamas release Facebook video on eve of national conference on bullying prevention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday to promote a nation conference on bullying prevention they'll host at the White House on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
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