OBAMA HAS CHOSE A GAY ARTIST TO PAINT HIS OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Former president Barack Obama has chosen gay artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. Wiley is best known for his vibrant paintings of young African American men in a glorified yet hyper realistic and modern style. Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, will paint Michelle Obama‘s portrait. Sherald’s work often centers around…

BARACK OBAMA PENS LOVING & MOVING TRIBUTE TO EDITH WINDSOR

Yesterday, LGBTI activist and hero Edith Windsor passed away at 88. Barack Obama was President when Windsor took her case to the Supreme Court. There, she successfully ended the Defense of Marriage Act. Obama, the biggest ally to hold the highest office of the United States, expressed his condolences for Windsor’s passing. He wrote a moving and…

PRESIDENT OBAMA CELEBRATES HIS LGBT LEGACY AHEAD OF FAREWELL ADDRESS

President Obama will deliver a farewell address next week, as he prepares to leave the office of the Presidency. The Democrat, elected President in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, has been a proud supporter of LGBT rights, leading a quiet revolution on equality in the US and around the world. He is set to leave power…

VIDEO: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LAST WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE

President Obama issued his final World AIDS Day message this morning. The two and a half minute video highlights his administration’s accomplishments fighting HIV and notes the work still undone. “Together, we can do this,” Obama says in the video. “And long after I leave this office, you’ll have a partner in me.” Via press release from the White House:…

AN OPEN LETTER OF THANKS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Dear President Barack Obama, Before you set off writing the next chapter of your life, I want to take this occasion to thank you for your service to our country and to the global community. Thank you for your alerting the world to the threats and dangers of “crude nationalism” presented in the guise of “popularism,”…

OBAMA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE AIMED @ GAYS & OTHERS IN UN SPEECH

In his last speech to the United Nations, US President Barack Obama spoke out against violence aimed at gays and others around the world. ‘I do not believe progress is possible if our desire to preserve our identities gives way to an impulse to dehumanize or dominate another group,’ Obama said on Tuesday (20 September)….

IT’S OFFICIAL: STONEWALL INN IS A NATIONAL MONUMENT

President Obama made history today by naming the site of the Stonewall riots the first national LGBT monument — but it had long ago proved it deserved that title. The bar has been a gathering place after major moments in LGBT history, both for celebration and mourning. The Stonewall Inn became a center for LGBT people and…

OBAMA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ACTIVISTS IN FINAL LGBTI PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION

Barack Obama, the most pro-LGBTI president in US history, kicked off Pride Month a bit early on Tuesday (31 May) with his final proclamation marking the occasion. Obama paid tribute to the activists who have led the fight for equality and made historic gains such a same-sex marriage which became legal across the US last June….

TODAY IS PRESIDENT’S DAY!

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama

OUT 100 2K15 COVER REVEALED: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Ally. Hero. Icon. The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year—a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America. This is the…

OBAMA: GAY RIGHTS IN ONE OF THE ‘BIG HITS’ OF MY PRESIDENCY

President Barack Obama has described LGBTI rights as one of the biggest ‘hits’ of his presidency. The US president was reflecting as he enters into the last 18 months of being commander in chief, saying he believes he has made the country better than when he first took office. Speaking to Marc Maron on his…