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Date Title Officials Location
May 17, 2015 Statement by the Vice President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Joseph Biden Unknown
May 16, 2015 Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 16, 2015 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia John Kerry Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense Budget Request Ashton Carter Washington, DC
May 4, 2015 Press Availability in Nairobi, Kenya John Kerry Nairobi, Kenya
April 28, 2015 Statement by Attorney General Lynch on Supreme Court Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage Loretta Lynch Washington, DC
April 8, 2015 Blog: Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers Thomas Perez Unknown
March 18, 2015 Hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Thomas Perez Washington, DC
March 2, 2015 Blog: Advancing Universal Values at the UN Human Rights Council John Kerry Unknown
March 2, 2015 Remarks at a Press Availability John Kerry Geneva, Switzerland
Feb. 27, 2015 Remarks at Welcome Reception To Commemorate the Announcement of Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 HUD Issues Guidance on Home Lending and Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Homeless Shelter Julián Castro Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Blog: FMLA Updated for a Modern Family Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Federal Job-Protected Family and Medical Leave Rights Extended to Eligible Workers in Same-Sex Marriages Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2015 Remarks of Secretary Julián Castro at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness Julián Castro San Diego, CA
Jan. 16, 2015 Statement by the Vice President on the Departure of Lynn Rosenthal Joseph Biden Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Final Rule to Protect Workers from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2014 UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2014 Remarks at a High-Level Dialogue on Combating Violence Targeting LGBT John Kerry New York, NY
Sept. 25, 2014 Statement by the President and Attorney General Eric Holder Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Remarks by the President at "It's On Us" Campaign Rollout Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event -- Purchase, New York Pres. Barack Obama Purchase, NY
July 23, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Los Angeles, CA
July 22, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Seattle, WA
July 21, 2014 Remarks by the President at Signing of Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 Blog: Pride and Opportunity Thomas Perez Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Blog: Justice and Identity Thomas Perez Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 Remarks by the President at Pride Month Celebration Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Securing the Rights of All American Families Thomas Perez Unknown
June 20, 2014 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 Sylvia Mathews Burwell Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month John Kerry Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Proposed Rule to Extend Family Medical Leave Act Protections to All Eligible Employees in Same-Sex Marriages Announced by US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Washington, DC
June 17, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC LGBT Gala Pres. Barack Obama New York, NY
June 12, 2014 HHS LGBT Event Sylvia Mathews Burwell Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Secretary Jewell Announces New National Park Service Theme Study to Interpret, Commemorate Sites Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Sally Jewell New York, NY
May 16, 2014 Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 16, 2014 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia John Kerry Washington, DC
March 18, 2014 Town Hall With University Students and Remarks on "Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign" John Kerry Washington, DC
March 5, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Dinner Pres. Barack Obama Boston, MA
Feb. 27, 2014 Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2014 MSNBC "Treaty Room with Andrew Mitchell" - Transcript: Global Conflicts and Climate Change John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2014 Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2014 Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia John Kerry Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2014 Statement by the President on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2014 Deep Concern with Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act John Kerry Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2013 Press Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2013 Human Rights Day 2013 John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2013 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event -- San Francisco, CA Pres. Barack Obama San Francisco, CA
Nov. 20, 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2013 Remarks by the President at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2013 Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Hawaii Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Statement by the President on Senate Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez On the US Senate's Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Illinois Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2013 Remarks by the President at OFA Event Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2013 Remarks at the LGBT Ministerial Event John Kerry New York, NY
Sept. 18, 2013 New Guidance Issued by US Labor Department on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefit Plans Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2013 Joint Statement by President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt of Sweden Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Aug. 29, 2013 All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes Jacob Lew Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2013 Remarks by the President in Town Hall at Binghamton University Pres. Barack Obama Binghamton, NY
Aug. 2, 2013 Announcement on Visa Changes for Same-Sex Couples John Kerry London, United Kingdom
June 28, 2013 Statement by the President on the Extension of Federal Employee Benefits Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
June 27, 2013 Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at Joint Press Conference Pres. Barack Obama Dakar, Senegal
June 26, 2013 Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act John Kerry Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Statement by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
June 19, 2013 Remarks at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event John Kerry Washington, DC
June 18, 2013 HUD Announces First-Ever Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Study Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
June 13, 2013 Remarks by the President at a Reception for LGBT Pride Month Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 12, 2013 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Miami, FL
June 7, 2013 Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month John Kerry Washington, DC
June 4, 2013 LGBT Pride Month John Kerry Washington, DC
May 24, 2013 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 Unknown
May 15, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan Before the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Shaun Donovan Unknown
April 30, 2013 News Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 24, 2013 Remarks by the President at DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Dallas, TX
March 1, 2013 Statement by the President on the Sequester Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2013 U.S. Department of Education Asks School Leaders to Initiate New Efforts to Reduce Gender-Based Violence Arne Duncan Unknown
Feb. 12, 2013 President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2012 Statement by the President on the One Year Anniversary of the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Sept. 18, 2012 Remarks by the President at Campaign Event -- 40/40 Club Pres. Barack Obama New York, NY
Sept. 2, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Boulder, CO Pres. Barack Obama Boulder, CO
July 25, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama Hunts Point, WA
July 25, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama Hunts Point, WA
June 26, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Atlanta, GA Pres. Barack Obama Atlanta, GA
June 15, 2012 Remarks by the President at the LGBT Pride Month Reception Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services John Kerry Washington, DC
May 14, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama New York, NY
May 10, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kerry Washington, DC
May 9, 2012 ABC "Good Morning America" - Transcript Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 6, 2012 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript Joseph Biden Washington, DC
April 4, 2012 Kerry Backs Bill Providing Equal Benefits to Same Sex Couples John Kerry Boston, MA
March 16, 2012 Remarks by the President at Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama Atlanta, GA
March 9, 2012 Prepared Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at the White House LGBT Conference on Housing and Homelessness Shaun Donovan Detroit, MI
Feb. 9, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2012 Blog: Ending Housing Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Shaun Donovan Baltimore, MD
Jan. 30, 2012 HUD Secretary Donovan Announces New Regulations to Ensure Equal Access to Housing for All Americans Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2012 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Conference Shaun Donovan Baltimore, MD
Jan. 3, 2012 Remarks by the President to the Iowa Caucus Attendees via Video Teleconference Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
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