Tag Archive | Obama
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday last (23 March) that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies. The memorandum said transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria, defined as “those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs […]
On Thursday last (30th July) the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released the administration’s revised National HIV and AIDS Strategy for the United States. This update to the initial strategy, released in 2010, provides a framework for the federal government to dramatically reduce HIV transmission and better support people living with HIV and their […]
GLAAD has joined 20 other LGBT and human rights organizations in urging President Obama to address the persecution of LGBT people in Jamaica during his upcoming visit to the country. President Obama will meet with leaders from the Caribbean Community, and with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller. The intention of the meeting is to discuss […]
Until We Could, a gorgeous new poem written by Madrid-born inaugural poet Richard Blanco, celebrates love and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster Freedom To Marry commissioned Blanco, inaugural poet for Obama’s second inauguration, to write the poem to […]
PinkSixty News‘ Colin Fallesen presents today’s 60-second LGBT news report from London, featuring American politics, the Indian government’s labelling hijras, a new Scottish LGBT news website launch and Benedict Cumberbatch starring in The Imitation Game, opening this year’s BFI Flame, the London LGBT film festival.
Not one to shy away from controversy, comedienne Joan Rivers has caused headlines across the U.S. by calling President Barack Obama gay, and also referring to his wife, Michelle Obama, as transgender. When a cameraman approached Ms. Rivers, asking her if the United States would one day have an openly-gay president, Rivers claimed that “we already […]
In what is steadily on the way to becoming a new American tradition, President Barack Obama has officially announced June to be LGBT Pride Month across the United States. The Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month – which can be read in full below – was announced by the White House yesterday, on the eve […]