Obama’s LGBT Record 2010
President Obama is the most pro-gay president in the history of the United States. The accomplishments (still being) racked up for the LGBT community are significant milestones in the history of the progress towards greater equality. It will be very difficult to ever exceed this much support.
I Challenge you to honestly read each and every single one of these accomplishments and declarations and really think about it. Don’t just skim through! Some very important things have changed thanks to President Obama. See for yourself what has been done. The following list of declarations, actions and accomplishments are still happening and have been brought together from the various sources on the internet and from Obama/Biden’s website Progress For LGBT Americans. Remember to check back on this post periodically to get all the latest updates.
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Jan 4 — “Lifted the ban that prohibited people with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States.”
Feb 10 — “Secretary Sebelius Awards Funding for a National Technical Assistance Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders.”
Mar 23 — “Enacted the Affordable Care Act, reforming health care in America by lowering costs, expanding choice, and improving health care quality.”
Apr 15 — “Ensured hospital visitation and medical decision-making rights for gay and lesbian patients.”
“She did not die in vain” – Anderson Cooper interview of Janice Langbehn who was denied the right to see her partner of 17 years at the hospital before she died, which led to this new directive by President Obama.
May 28 — Presidential Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Pride Month, 2010
Jun 15 — “President Obama speaks at a White House reception marking LGBT Pride Month.”
Jul 29 — President Obama appears for second time, first time as President on “The View”:
Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
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Oct 1 — “Awarded a grant to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center to work with LGBT foster youth.”
Oct 19 — “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a message to the LGBT community, “Tomorrow Will Be Better”
Oct 21 — “Recorded “It Gets Better” video to support LGBT youth experiencing bullying.”
Nov 17 — “Vice President Joe Biden releases “It Gets Better” video.”
Dec 22 — “Signed the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.'”