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September 7, 2012

Barack Obama shows his continued support for LGBT rights and same-sex marriage as he accepts nomination to run for US president

US President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for gay rights in an impassioned speech to accept his official Democrat Party nomination to run for the White House again.

The country's first ever president to back gay marriage was greeted with cheers and waving of banners reading 'LGBT for Obama' after he stood up for the nation's minority groups at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday (5 September).

'We don't think government can solve all our problems,' Obama said.

July 6, 2012

The Advocate offers its seal of approval to President Obama

In  6 July editorial, LGBT news magazine the Advocate endorsed President Barack Obama.

'Barack Obama is a leader of undeniable accomplishment, vision, and integrity on LGBT rights,' the editorial says.

The magazine has not given such an endorsement in many years, and admits it had prolems with Obama's LGBT equality stategy. However, the Obama way has won many accomplishments for gay and lesbian rights.

July 5, 2012

Polls reveal Ohio’s African-American voters are in favour of gay marriage after the president expressed support

Following Obama’s announcement of support in equal marriage, African-American voters in the USA state have changed their minds on the issue.

The poll, released by Public Policy Polling to the Huffington Post, returned 42 percent for and 35 percent against same-sex couples marrying.

This is an increase from the October 2011 poll which returned 63 percent against and 16 percent supporting marriage equality. 

June 14, 2012

American singer Justin Brown goes viral on YouTube with a gay parody of the famous video by Obama Girl

Have you ever had a crush on a politician? Well Justin Brown, or ‘Obama Boy’, has seen his YouTube video go viral, chanting his love for the US president:

‘You let us serve openly in the military. I'm so jealous of the first lady.

‘Gay marriage will soon be the norm. It makes me shiny and warm.

‘You support me unlike the right. You're my rainbow colored knight.’

Maybe it’s the president’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, or maybe his recent endorsement of gay marriage: that’s why Justin Brown is becoming a new star of the social media.

June 3, 2012

Increasing African-American backing for gay marriage in the US states of Missouri and Pennsylvania

According a poll, Barack Obama's new position on gay marriage is having a positive influence with African-American voters in key states.

As reported by Public Policy Polling, black voters in the mid-western US state Missouri are becoming more accepting of marriage equality.

May 24, 2012

'The fight for LGBT rights is consistent with that most important part of America's character'

President Barack Obama, facing a tough reelection fight against presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney this fall, released a new campaign video on Wednesday (23 May) highlighting his record on LGBT issues.

The video, narrated by Glee star Jane Lynch, includes footage from Obama's recent interview with ABC's Robin Roberts during which he publicly supported gay marriage as well as video of his It Gets Better video and footage from his appearance at the Human Rights Campaign dinner a few years ago.

May 12, 2012

New poll says Obama's marriage position could be a problem come November

Now that President Barack Obama has taken a stand on gay marriage, the question of the week has been how will the new position impact the upcoming election?

A recent Gallup poll noted 6 out of 10 American voters will not be swayed by the president's embrace of same-sex marriage. Yet, the survey also showed 26 percent of citizens are less likely to vote for him now, as opposed to 13 percent who look more favorably on the president for his 'evolution.'

May 11, 2012

President talks to star-studded crowd about gay marriage shift: 'The truth is it was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be'

President Barack Obama raised just shy of $15 million on Thursday (10 June) at a star-studded dinner at actor George Clooney's Los Angeles home.

At the event, Obama made his first public remarks about his public endorsement of gay marriage since his original comments in an interview with ABC News.

May 11, 2012

High-profile Hollywood and LGBT names prepare to boost campaign coffers

US President Barack Obama will be having dinner at George Clooney's home in Los Angeles tonight (10 May) at a star-studded event that is expected to raise $15 million for his reelection campaign.

With his public support of gay marriage this week, Obama arrives a hero to an energized political base that includes Hollywood heavy-hitters like Clooney, Barbra Streisand, Rob Reiner and Glee creator Ryan Murphy, among others.

May 5, 2012

President Obama officially opens his reelection bid

Today President Barack Obama officially started his reelection campaign. In his stump speech, given at Ohio State University, the incumbent made sure to point out that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed on his watch.

April 9, 2012

Champions of Change challenge to spotlight people who have made positive impact

The White House on Monday (9 April) announced a new video contest aimed to shine a spotlight on ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to improve the lives of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

The LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge seeks the stories of parents and students, neighborhood and business leaders, artists and advocates who are engaged in the fight for equality.

February 17, 2012

White House LGBT health conference held in Philadelphia

White House officials emphasized two points at its LGBT conference on health: 1) President Barack Obama has been the 'fierce advocate' he promised in the 2008 election, and 2) the administration's most significant legislation, the Affordable Care Act, provides much needed protection to gay and lesbian families.

December 30, 2011

U.S. President plays it safe but is allowing his lieutenants like Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to say extraordinary things

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on nations around the world to recognize that 'gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights' during a speech during a speech before diplomats in Geneva, Switzerland.

Her message was enthusiastically endorsed by President Barack Obama but it's no accident that Clinton's boss didn't make that kind of speech himself.