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White House Launches LGBT Issues Page

White House Launches LGBT Issues Page

To kick off June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, the White House this week unveiled a new landing page dedicated to LGBT rights issues called “Winning the Future for LGBT Americans.”

The landing page, which you can find here, links through to news on the administration’s recent work for the LGBT community, provides fact sheets on LGBT rights issues, and also gives links to various related resources. 

Why create this page? The introductory text reads:

President Obama is committed to working with all Americans to create the brightest future for our country through innovation, education and building new technologies and more connected communities.

Since taking office, the President has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for LGBT Americans. The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.

This site is a tool for you to learn about how President Obama and his team are working to win the future for LGBT Americans.

The landing page takes users through to an LGBT rights specific blog where recent accomplishments and issues are listed, as well as statements from various officials within the administration. View that here.

There are also specific links to LGBT related videos from the White House and a dedicated link to the Obama administration’s contributions to the It Gets Better project. Click here to browse that section.

Users can also sign up for email updates on LGBT related issues here.

The page also links through to the White House’s stopbullying.gov page.

The site provides information on how to deal with bullying and covers teens, young adults, parents and educators. It also provides a page on community actions, and there are dedicated pages dealing with cyberbullying and anti-LGBT bullying too.

 

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11:51AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

The White House is getting better and better at double talking, tweaking concerns, and giving support where there is none. Hillary's "It Get's Better " just doesn't cut it.

4:51AM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

It's an obvious interest from government's policy to raise the percent of LGBT: the natural decrease of the population. You ever asked why in all their elections campaigns they appear as good HET families with wives and children, normal happy couples, and not LGBT couples? What if some of them declares their allegiance to LGBT's community? You think they'll still have a chance to be elected? You do think that next president of the USA should be a LGBT member?

8:11PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Get over the homophobia and celebrate diversity!

1:30PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Alice B: I do not agree with you, the fact that some one is heterosexual, does not make you a homophobic.

11:16AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

funny i type doma into the search field and nothing comes up on the white house page...... this president will string us all along until the next election giving you strands of hope and no action just to get reelected to do that same thing until the end of term, all that change speech what a load of shit

11:01AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Why do we identify people by their sexuality? (Of course that is mainly if you are not heterosexual). When you think about it, it is silly. Sexuality is an important part of our identity but if does not define us. We are all humans with the same needs. We all need to feel loved, like we belong, to have a sense of purpose, etc. I believe our sexuality is based on a continuum rather than being black or white. We need to protect the human rights of all minorities, including LGBTQ people, who just want to be treated as equals. I support President Obama in his efforts to address the problems the LGBTQ community face, including homophobia.

10:51AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

This would quite literally have been the LAST thing the Bush administration would have ever done. Even below finding bin Laden (though just barely).

10:01AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Awesome!

7:39AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

typo #2: should have credited Harold K. not "Herald" K. Although his remark certainly 'heralded' my response.... ;)

7:38AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

oops - minor typo: should have typed "if indeed there are more straights than gay, lesbian and bi people"

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