Welp. It was fun while it lasted.
Chelsea Manning is set to be freed in May 2017 instead of finishing her 35-year sentence, which would have ended in 2045.
Ellen DeGeneres becomes the second living out lesbian to get a Presidential Medal of Honor, let’s all just hold hands and re-watch San Junipero, Wanda Sykes says “fuck you” to pro-Trump hecklers, someone from Fifth Harmony kisses a girl and other important stories!
Barack Obama is more feminist than ever and wrote a thing about it, the Devil is down to be compared to Hillary Clinton, Queensland wants gay people to have happy families, Iowa State wants you to pee wherever works best, Lea T made history at the Rio Olympics, also QUEER SOCK HOP ALERT.
Obama crowned Hillary his successor and reminded us just how much we’re going to miss him.
It’s On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they’ve been pioneering for years.
From Russia to Pennsylvania, we’re all just trying to spoon.
On what Obama said (and didn’t say) this morning when he surprised everybody with a speech expanding on his thoughts about the Trayvon Martin ruling.
But seriously, let’s get to the actually important stuff and talk about the lady with the flag in her hair and Donald Trump’s Twitter tantrum.
Cara’s Team Pick: Here’s hoping that by tomorrow this website will be unnecessary.
Cara’s Team Pick: And they’re not too cool to [pretend to] sing about it.
“For Barack and me, it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we want to pass down to our girls.”
Jay-Z thinks Obama’s decision to support gay marriage is “the right thing to do.” What a man.
I bet you had no idea that you needed a Beerack Obama Ornament or a hot-pink Michelle Obama tote-bag or “Hope on a Rope,” didja?
Obama name-drops gay rights in an address to the United Nations, one of a few admirable moves he’s made this week.
“Obama is proud to support the Respect for Marriage Act.”
“This brief represents the concrete manifestation of a complete paradigm shift in the federal government’s position on anti-gay discrimination and the constitutional rights of married same-sex couples.”
Obama had a big fundraiser tonight for LGBTs and said he thinks gays deserve equal rights and hopefully the states will be taking care of that.
“…every child and youth who is unable to live with his or her parents is entitled to a safe, loving and affirming foster care placement, irrespective of the young person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,”
House messes with DADT. Obama fights back. Did you know that Obama officially “supports DOMA’s repeal?” ‘Cause he does. Bam.
Gay donors are expected to give Obama a lot of cash for his 2012 re-election campaign, which is probably our best shot yet at getting equal rights, eventually.