White House debuts new LGBT webpage

White House debuts new LGBT webpage

Listing past accomplishments from the symbolic to the substantive, the Obama administration has launched an LGBT-specific page on the White House website to coincide with the first day of LGBT Pride Month.

Dedicated to issues affecting the LGBT community the webpage features a list of administration accomplishments including signing “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal into law, declaring Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, as well as inviting LGBT families to the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House and awarding the Medal of Freedom to LGBT trailblazers Billie Jean King and the late Harvey Milk.

“Since taking office, the President has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for LGBT Americans,” the website reads. “The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.”

The site includes “It Gets Better” videos made by President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and administration officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

I’m aware there are members of the LGBT community that are frustrated with the speed of changes they would like to see in America.  But this president has done more than any other president in history for our community.  And, it goes without saying, any GOP alternative is no alternative for us at all in terms of finding equal rights for all.

See the webpage at http://www.whitehouse.gov/lgbt