White House launches LGBT website

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The White House has launched a website aimed specifically at LGBT people and highlighting President Obama’s ongoing support of and commitment to the LGBT community.

The website – called Winning the Future – has been launched to coincide with American LGBT History Month.

In a White House press release this week, the President stated: “Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The press release also lists progress on LGBT rights in the US and abroad, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the country’s dedication to pressing the United Nations to ensure LGBT are treated fairly internationally.

Brian Bond, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, said that the site was America’s first ever LGBT specific constituency webpage.

The site includes a blog and videos made for the It Gets Better campaign featuring stories from LGBT White House staff.

On the website’s front page, President Obama pledges: “We’ve got a lot of hard work that we still have to do, but we can already point to the extraordinary progress we have made . . . on behalf of the Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.”

The site is at https://wh.gov/lgbt