President Barack Obama

President Obama praises Illinois for passing marriage equality

The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama, praising Illinois for passing marriage equality. Obama, a former Illinois State legislator, expressed his appreciation to the Illinois lawmakers who passed the measure, as well as congratulated the LGBT citizens of Illinois who will now be granted marriage equality.

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ENDA poised to pass Senate, but will likely stall in the House

It was announced that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has the sixty votes needed to safely pass the Senate. President Obama is urging congress to pass ENDA. However, the legislation seems doomed in the House.

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September 9, 2013

Snapshots: Russia, The CW's Capture, and your top LGBT film character

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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PHOTOS: Join GLAAD for the Global Speak Out for Russia around the world

People around the world are gathering together to speak out for love and hope for LGBT people in Russia, and push our world leaders to call on President Putin to repeal the anti-gay law. Join GLAAD and All Out for the Global Speak Out for Russia action is underway across the globe.

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Who can pray for America? The Inauguration Benediction Question

The White House had invited Rev. Louie Giglio, an Evangelical pastor of the Passion City Church, in Atlanta, to lead the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration. However, once Rev. Louis Giglio’s past anti-gay sermon surfaced, the White House has decided that he is not the right person to be praying for a blessing on the people of the United States.

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10 Pro-LGBT Faith Voices of 2012

2012 saw a new generation of religious voices speaking for LGBT equality. Some are new, and some have been around for a while. All of them have helped to change the religious landscape concerning LGBT people.
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LGBT Equality Even More Visible After the Election

Over the coming days and weeks, pundits will be exploring what the 2012 election meant. One thing that is certain, the election demonstrated the days of LGBT people being invisible, or worse, a wedge issue, are over.

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