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7/13/15 Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on DOD Transgender Policy Ashton Carter 7/13/15 HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Based on Equal Access to Housing Rule Julián Castro 7/09/15 Attorney General Lynch Announces Federal Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples Nationwide Loretta Lynch 6/30/15 Blog: #ThankFrank for Progress on LGBT Equality Thomas Perez 6/26/15 Remarks by the President on the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality Pres. Barack Obama 6/26/15 Statement by the Vice President on the Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges Joseph Biden 6/26/15 Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges Loretta Lynch 6/26/15 Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality John Kerry 6/25/15 Release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices John Kerry 6/24/15 Remarks by the President at LGBT Pride Month Reception Pres. Barack Obama 6/19/15 Chicago's Henry Gerber House Designated a National Historic Landmark Sally Jewell 6/18/15 Prepared Remarks of OMB Director Shaun Donovan, Williams Institute Spring Reception Shaun Donovan 6/09/15 Remarks at LGBT Pride Month Ceremony Ashton Carter 6/02/15 Blog: Celebrating LGBT Month and Breaking Barriers Julián Castro 5/27/15 Frank Kameny, Fought to End Discrimination in the Federal Workforce to be Honored with Induction into the Labor Hall of Honor Thomas Perez 5/17/15 Statement by the Vice President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Joseph Biden 5/16/15 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia John Kerry 5/16/15 Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Pres. Barack Obama 5/06/15 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense Budget Request Ashton Carter 5/04/15 Press Availability in Nairobi, Kenya John Kerry 4/28/15 Statement by Attorney General Lynch on Supreme Court Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage Loretta Lynch 4/08/15 Blog: Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers Thomas Perez 3/18/15 Hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Thomas Perez 3/02/15 Blog: Advancing Universal Values at the UN Human Rights Council John Kerry 3/02/15 Remarks at a Press Availability John Kerry 2/27/15 Remarks at Welcome Reception To Commemorate the Announcement of Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry John Kerry 2/23/15 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons John Kerry 2/23/15 Federal Job-Protected Family and Medical Leave Rights Extended to Eligible Workers in Same-Sex Marriages Thomas Perez 2/23/15 Blog: FMLA Updated for a Modern Family Thomas Perez 2/23/15 HUD Issues Guidance on Home Lending and Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Homeless Shelter Julián Castro 2/20/15 Remarks of Secretary Julián Castro at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness Julián Castro 1/16/15 Statement by the Vice President on the Departure of Lynn Rosenthal Joseph Biden 12/03/14 Final Rule to Protect Workers from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez 11/20/14 Transgender Day of Remembrance John Kerry 9/26/14 UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity John Kerry 9/25/14 Remarks at a High-Level Dialogue on Combating Violence Targeting LGBT John Kerry 9/25/14 Statement by the President and Attorney General Eric Holder Pres. Barack Obama 9/19/14 Remarks by the President at "It's On Us" Campaign Rollout Pres. Barack Obama 8/29/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event -- Purchase, New York Pres. Barack Obama 7/23/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 7/22/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 7/21/14 Remarks by the President at Signing of Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination Pres. Barack Obama 7/21/14 Blog: Pride and Opportunity Thomas Perez 6/30/14 Remarks by the President at Pride Month Celebration Pres. Barack Obama 6/30/14 Blog: Justice and Identity Thomas Perez 6/26/14 Securing the Rights of All American Families Thomas Perez 6/20/14 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month John Kerry 6/20/14 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 Sylvia Mathews Burwell 6/20/14 Proposed Rule to Extend Family Medical Leave Act Protections to All Eligible Employees in Same-Sex Marriages Announced by US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez 6/17/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC LGBT Gala Pres. Barack Obama 6/12/14 HHS LGBT Event Sylvia Mathews Burwell 5/30/14 Secretary Jewell Announces New National Park Service Theme Study to Interpret, Commemorate Sites Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Sally Jewell 5/16/14 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia John Kerry 5/16/14 Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Pres. Barack Obama 3/18/14 Town Hall With University Students and Remarks on "Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign" John Kerry 3/05/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Dinner Pres. Barack Obama 2/27/14 Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights John Kerry 2/26/14 MSNBC "Treaty Room with Andrew Mitchell" - Transcript: Global Conflicts and Climate Change John Kerry 2/24/14 Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill John Kerry 2/19/14 Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia John Kerry 2/16/14 Statement by the President on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda Pres. Barack Obama 1/13/14 Deep Concern with Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act John Kerry 12/20/13 Press Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama 12/10/13 Human Rights Day 2013 John Kerry 11/25/13 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event -- San Francisco, CA Pres. Barack Obama 11/20/13 Transgender Day of Remembrance John Kerry 11/20/13 Remarks by the President at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony Pres. Barack Obama 11/12/13 Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Hawaii Pres. Barack Obama 11/07/13 Statement by the President on Senate Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Pres. Barack Obama 11/07/13 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez On the US Senate's Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Thomas Perez 11/05/13 Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Illinois Pres. Barack Obama 11/04/13 Remarks by the President at OFA Event Pres. Barack Obama 9/26/13 Remarks at the LGBT Ministerial Event John Kerry 9/18/13 New Guidance Issued by US Labor Department on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefit Plans Thomas Perez 9/04/13 Joint Statement by President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt of Sweden Pres. Barack Obama 8/29/13 All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes Jacob Lew 8/23/13 Remarks by the President in Town Hall at Binghamton University Pres. Barack Obama 8/02/13 Announcement on Visa Changes for Same-Sex Couples John Kerry 6/28/13 Statement by the President on the Extension of Federal Employee Benefits Pres. Barack Obama 6/27/13 Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at Joint Press Conference Pres. Barack Obama 6/26/13 Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act John Kerry 6/26/13 Statement by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act Pres. Barack Obama 6/19/13 Remarks at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event John Kerry 6/18/13 HUD Announces First-Ever Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Study Shaun Donovan 6/13/13 Remarks by the President at a Reception for LGBT Pride Month Pres. Barack Obama 6/12/13 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 6/07/13 Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month John Kerry 6/04/13 LGBT Pride Month John Kerry 5/24/13 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Boy Scouts of America's Decision to No Longer Deny Membership to Youth on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Arne Duncan 5/15/13 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan Before the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Shaun Donovan 4/30/13 News Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama 4/24/13 Remarks by the President at DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 3/01/13 Statement by the President on the Sequester Pres. Barack Obama 2/28/13 U.S. Department of Education Asks School Leaders to Initiate New Efforts to Reduce Gender-Based Violence Arne Duncan 2/12/13 President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Pres. Barack Obama 9/20/12 Statement by the President on the One Year Anniversary of the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Pres. Barack Obama 9/18/12 Remarks by the President at Campaign Event -- 40/40 Club Pres. Barack Obama 9/02/12 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Boulder, CO Pres. Barack Obama 7/25/12 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama 7/25/12 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama