01-21-2013 History is made. Obama becomes the first President to mention the gay rights struggle in Inauguration Speech. Obama mentioned Stonewall and said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” The Lesbian and Gay Band Association performs during the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.
01-21-2015 History is made with President Obama’s State of the Union Speech. Transgender individuals are recognized for the first time ever in a State of the Union Speech. And President Obama declared that same-sex marriage is a “Civil Right.”