Tag Archives: White House

Obama’s Successful First Year

While LGBT folks may have plenty to complain about, Rachel Maddow pointed out last night that by many standards, Barack Obama has had a very successful first year. Watch this.

Read More »

HomoQuotable – Simon Doonan

“The irony of Tinselgate is fairly breathtaking: A person donates his time and expertise—for free!—thereby saving taxpayer money. That same person then uses his ingenuity—incorporating the creativity of kids and needy folk and reusing tchotchkes from previous administrations, thereby saving even more dosh—and ends up on the receiving end of a torrent of threats and physical abuse from his fellow …

Read More »

Tempest In A Treepot: Simon Doonan’s White House Ornaments

Simon Doonan, the openly gay creative director of Barney’s, was hired last month to decorate the White House for the holidays. Cue the wingnuts, who are now completely losing their shit because of a few ornaments Doonan hung on one of the White House’s many Christmas trees. Adorning one of the ornaments is a signed photo from NYC drag star …

Read More »

White House Condemns Uganda Bill

In response to a request from the Advocate, the White House has issued a statement (finally) condemning Uganda’s proposed “kill gays” bill. Via Kerry Eleveld: “The President strongly opposes efforts, such as the draft law pending in Uganda, that would criminalize homosexuality and move against the tide of history,” read the statement that came late Friday in response to an …

Read More »

Happy Holidays, President Obama

A coalition of LGBT rights groups including PFLAG, COLAGE, the Equality Federation, and the Family Equality Council has joined forces on a campaign to send pro-LGBT holiday cards to the White House. The group will collect the cards and send them in a giant package for maximum impact. Today national and regional lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family rights …

Read More »

White House Holds Press Conference To Observe World AIDS Day

Here’s the complete video of yesterday’s White House press conference on HIV/AIDS. The clip’s description on the Obama administration’s YouTube channel: On the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, and other officials discuss the progress the Obama Administration has made in combating …

Read More »

White House Gets Giant AIDS Ribbon

A two-story red ribbon has been hung at the White House in observance of World AIDS Day. The nation’s capital awoke to a surprise at the White House front door. Overnight cranes draped a giant AIDS red ribbon, two stories tall, on the North Portico of the White House. It will remain in place for two days marking World AIDS …

Read More »

White House State Dinner Party Crashers May Face Criminal Charges

The two aspiring cast members of The Real Housewives Of Washington DC who crashed the White House state dinner may face criminal charges. Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple who crashed the White House state dinner, may face criminal charges, the Secret Service announced today. Jim Mackin, the agency’s spokesman, said this is one reason the Secret Service has kept …

Read More »

Reality Stars Crash White House Dinner

How did two cast members from the Real Housewives Of Washington DC get past security at last night’s White House state dinner?

Read More »

Gays In The House

A handful of gays were sprinkled among the guests at the Obama administration’s first state dinner last night. Several prominent gay men and lesbians were among those at the White House Tuesday night for President and Mrs. Obama’s first state dinner, held in honor of India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. Among those on the 338-person …

Read More »

Karl Rove Says White House Keeps An Enemies List

As the war between the White House and Fox News heats up, Karl Rove pops up to claim that the Obama Administration is keeping a list of their enemies. Ooh, Nixonian.

Read More »

White House Opposes Anti-Gay Ballots In Washington And Maine

After prodding from The Advocate, the White House has issued a statement ostensibly about the anti-gay ballots in Washington state and Maine. In response to an inquiry from The Advocate, the White House issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s position on anti-gay voter referenda in Maine and Washington. “The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to …

Read More »

White House Responds To Health Care Disinformation Campaign

Read More »

Harvey Milk To Receive Presidential
Medal Of Freedom

The Victory Fund reports that Harvey Milk will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States. Stuart Milk, Harvey’s nephew, will accept the award at a White House ceremony to take place on August 12th. “We are thrilled President Obama is honoring Harvey Milk with the Medal of Freedom. He’s an American …

Read More »

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Try

Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks to Rachel Maddow about how he was “thwarted” in his attempt to submit an amendment suspending the enforcement of DADT.

Read More »

Helen Thomas Slams Robert Gibbs

White House press corps grand dame Helen Thomas takes no mess from press secretary Robert Gibbs.

Read More »

Fear Of 1994

A quote from Rahm Emmanuel in yesterday’s WaPo sheds some light on what’s not driving the White House to move on LGBT rights. Maintaining a sense of common interest across the party is a paramount goal. Early on, administration officials and Democratic leaders agreed they would steer clear of controversial social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. And to …

Read More »

Rep. Jared Polis On White House Party

Read More »

Livestream: White House Gay Cocktails

Today’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House will be livestreamed here beginning at 4:25pm EST. Americablog’s John Aravosis vents: I’m so proud of our gay leaders today. Getting all spiffed up to go to the White House and “deliver our president a message.” That’ll be the day. Oh, I’m sure, in the 8 minutes or so that a small …

Read More »

SLDN Protests At The White House

Video by Americablog’s Joe Sudbay.

Read More »