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[Video] President Barack Obama stops by — kind of — the LGBT Creating Change conference in Atlanta


A pretty important person stopped by — well, kind of — the Creating Change conference in downtown Atlanta on Friday to give more than 3,000 LGBT activists and allies words of encouragement as well as a thank them for their work to ensure equality for all.

That man was President Barack Obama, who sent a videotaped message to conference attendees — the first time a sitting president has addressed Creating Change, the largest LGBT conference in the country. He also congratulated The Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which hosts the conference, on its 40th anniversary.

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Lt. Dan Choi “resentful” over DADT appeal

Former Army Lieutenant Dan Choi, a prominent advocate for the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, took to CNN this morning to blast the Obama administration over its decision to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the policy was unconstitutional.

Choi, who was discharged under DADT this summer, said that he was “resentful” and went on to add that he felt the Obama administration was playing politics with the policy.

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DADT pressure continues

North Carolina activists protest DADT in Washington

North Carolina group visits Washington to press for repeal of military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

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“When there’s a time when our leaders are unable, unwilling to do the right thing, somebody has to step up to the responsibility.” — Lt. Dan Choi, who is gay and being discharged from the Army, explaining why ...