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White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staff Member

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender woman who has worked as a policy adviser for the National Center for Transgender Equality, will serve as outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

August 18, 2015

His Late Father Looms Over Obama’s Trip To Kenya

Growing up without a father, Obama said, is “something that leaves a hole in a child’s life.”

July 19, 2015

White House Video Features LGBT Officials Against Conversion Therapy

“Conversion therapy can be called many things — we used to call things like this ‘brainwashing’ or ‘reprogramming,'” says Obama administration official Amanda Simpson.

April 10, 2015

This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Kimberly Guilfoyle Like many Americans, the hosts of Fox News’ The Five are concerned about ISIS’ violent rampage across the Middle East. Unlike any […]

August 29, 2014

Obama Returns From Vacation, To Meet With Holder On Ferguson Crisis

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau President Obama plans to meet with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on the unfolding crisis in Ferguson on Monday after a violent night of demonstrations in the Missouri community rocked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Obama is in the office on Monday after a mid-vacation return […]

August 18, 2014