President Obama

January 16, 2013

LGBT Religion News Summary: Welcoming Episcopal Priest to Give Inaugural Benediction

GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional,

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November 7, 2012

Historic Election Night for LGBT Americans

A truly incredible day for supporters of the LGBT community, as LGBT candidates and issues emerged victorious in state after state yesterday.

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Obama opposes Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies and another Eagle Scout returns his medal

Following the announcement that President Obama opposes discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, Aaron Becker penned a piece penned a piece for the Daily Beast explaining why he is returning his Eagle Scout medal.

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New York Times and ABC Highlight LGBT-Affirming African-American Congregation

On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted the LGBT-inclusive ministry at Rivers at Rehoboth, a Harlem-based congregation in New York City, in its article “A Rare Haven for Gay Men and Lesbians in Harlem.” The congregation, which is formed as the merger of Rivers of Living Faith and Rehoboth Temple, has its roots in the Black church tradition, while maintaining an active outreach to the Black LGBT population.
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Washington Post Perpetuates "Religion vs. Gay" Myth with Marriage Equality Story

Today's Washington Post’s story, “Obama decision on gay marriage divides local residents” inaccurately and unfairly portrays people of faith and African-Americans as being in opposition to LGBT equality.

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May 9, 2012

Ten TV Shows That Helped Shape National Attitudes on Same-Sex Couples and Marriage Equality

Much like President Obama's own position, the latest polls show the country on a whole continues to progressively evolve in its recognition of same-sex relationships, and as Vice President Joe Biden himself has admitted, television programs and popular culture can take quite a bit of the credit.
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October 12, 2011

Janice Langbehn will Receive Presidential Citizens Medal

We at GLAAD are extremely proud that our dear friend Janice Langbehn has been picked as one of this year's recipients of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian award.
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