Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fwd: White House LGBT Update: 2013 in Photos


White House LGBT Update: 2013 in Photos
The White House Tuesday, December 31, 2013
 

Over the last year, we have made tremendous progress in advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Important work still remains, but we hope you will take a moment to remember - in photographs and a few videos - some of the most memorable moments of 2013. And please check out the Top @WhiteHouse Tweets of 2013, since several of them describe events below! 

Gautam Raghavan
Office of Public Engagement
The White House
LGBT@who.eop.gov 

P.S.: If you're on Twitter, you can follow Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett at @VJ44, Public Engagement Director Paulette Aniskoff at @PAniskoff44, and Director of Specialty Media Shin Inouye at @Inouye44!

White House Commemorates World AIDS Day

A red ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House on Dec. 2, 2013 to mark World AIDS Day, Dec. 2, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Press Secretary Jay Carney Highlights the Importance of ENDA

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney highlights the importance of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Nov. 6, 2013.

President Obama Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bayard Rustin and Sally Ride

President Barack Obama delivers remarks and awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to honorees during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013. Honorees include: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, former President Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye (posthumous), Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Sally Ride (posthumous), Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, Patricia Wald, and Oprah Winfrey. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House Briefing on Obamacare and the LGBT Community

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett deliver remarks at a White House Briefing on the Affordable Care Act and the LGBT community, Sept. 12, 2013.

President Obama Meets with Russian LGBT Activists

President Barack Obama meets with civil society leaders, including LGBT activists, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, during the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Pentagon Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, recognizes Brigadier General Tammy Smith and her wife Tracey Hepner during a speech at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. (Official Photo by Department of Defense)

President Obama Congratulates Edie Windsor

President Barack Obama talks on the phone aboard Air Force One to Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act case), after the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down, June 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Gay Fathers Welcomed at White House Father's Day Event

President Barack Obama greets participants, including openly gay fathers, during the Father's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room of the White House, June 14, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The White House Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the LGBT Pride Month celebration in the East Room of the White House, June 13, 2013. Vice President Joe Biden stands with the President. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama Signs LGBT-Inclusive VAWA

President Obama signs into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which included important new protections for the LGBT community, March 7, 2013.

President Obama Awards the Citizen's Medal to PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama Speaks of "Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall" in Second Inaugural Address

In this composite panoramic image, President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the inaugural swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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