LGBT Americans are, and always have been, a vital part of this campaign. We hope that you will make this page your home for finding information about President Obama’s accomplishments and the resources you need to get involved in your community. We’re a campaign built on the power of one-on-one conversations—which is why we’re excited to hear what you have to say.
We've done this before. In 2008, tens of thousands of LGBT Americans made phone calls, knocked on doors, marched in Pride parades, and talked to their friends and family about electing Barack Obama.
Since then, we’ve made progress together towards a more inclusive country where all Americans have the opportunity they deserve.
We repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and worked to pass hate crimes legislation that sends a clear message that violence committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity will not be tolerated.
We appointed LGBT Americans to more federal government posts than any administration in history.
We established the first comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy, made housing discrimination a thing of the past, and made sure hospitals that accept federal funding cannot bar those from the bedside of the person they love because of their sexual orientation.
Together, we passed the Affordable Care Act, insuring 32 million more people by 2014 and ending the practice of charging higher insurance rates because of gender.
And we appointed two fair-minded judges to the Supreme Court, raising the total number of women on the bench to three for the first time in history.
For 2012, even more is at stake. Our lives are an important piece of the American story, and it’s up to us to keep working toward a country where everyone has a seat at the table and a fair shot at success. We need to work harder and reach out to even more people to protect the progress we have made and ensure another four years of positive change for LGBT Americans—and for all Americans.