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With “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” finally repealed, it’s been an exciting week for LGBT rights.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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Infographic and Header Image courtesy of Obama for America


Faith Purdy
Faith Purdy6 years ago

i didn't realize he helped that much

mary l.
mary l6 years ago


K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

William Y.
William Y6 years ago

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.

William Y.
William Y6 years ago

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

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L6 years ago

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

Dianne Robertson
Dianne Robertson6 years ago


Ellen Mccabe
Ellen m6 years ago

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

Debra M.
Debra G6 years ago

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

Jutta Suthau
Jutta Suthau6 years ago

It gets better! :-)