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Obama’s Accomplishments for LGBT Equality (INFOGRAPHIC)

Obama’s Accomplishments for LGBT Equality (INFOGRAPHIC)

With “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” finally repealed, it’s been an exciting week for LGBT rights. Obama for America released this handy infographic on Tuesday, detailing the Obama Admininistration’s other accomplishments for the LGBT community.

Some highlights:

  • June 29, 2009: President Obama hosts first ever LGBT Pride reception at the White House.
  • October 21, 2010: President Obama records “It Gets Better” video addressing the nation’s LGBT youth.
  • December 22, 2010: President Obama signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
  • February 14, 2011: President Obama declares the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and announces his administration will no longer defend it in court.
  • September 20, 2011: Implements repeal of DADT.

This Wednesday, President Obama also advocated for LGBT equality in a speech to the UN. “[N]o country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere,” he said.

As for what’s next, the Advocate reports that President Obama will give the keynote speech at a Human Rights Campaign event in Washington, D.C. on October 1. Watch for more coverage on Care2 Causes LGBT Rights.

Click on the image below to enlarge or download a PDF version here.

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3:04PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

i didn't realize he helped that much

4:34AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

noted

12:28AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:19PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

To get back on topic, considering the atmosphere of hatred from the pseudo-christian & corporofascist side of the republicans, what has been accomplished has been better than one could expect.

6:17PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

@ Yvette T. And what do you figure we should eat, whether animals, plants or fungi, they are all life forms.

11:10PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Why is this such a specific issue --the bullying? Every underdog, unattractive girl, skinny small guy has been bullied since the fifties.

8:55PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

WONDERFUL! GO OBAMA!

7:57PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Obama would have done better by the GBLT community by getting rid of DOMA, and DADT would have died of natural causes shortly after.

3:37PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Certain people who comment here, could use a bit of medication, I think.

3:14PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

It gets better! :-)

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