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First lady Michelle Obama to address LGBT DNC luncheon on Wednesday

The event, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall Democrats, the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality North Carolina and the DNC’s LGBT caucus, is slated for Sept. 5 at Noon at the Marriott Center City in Uptown Charlotte. The first lady will speak around 12:40 p.m.

President Obama joins Romney in opposing Boy Scouts' ban on gays in Scouting

“The President believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation.”

Obama signs "Honoring America’s Veterans" act, which impacts anti-gay Westboro church

The law also bans protesting within 300 feet of military funerals, and prohibits protests within two hours before or after a service — a clause that has direct implications for the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based anti-gay fringe church which the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League both labeled a hate group.

Hillcrest Pride Flag is raised to full-staff today

The Hillcrest Pride Flag, the community’s new symbol celebrating diversity, has been raised to full-staff today for the first time since its dedication Friday night.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court upholds health insurance law

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, saying that the insurance mandate is unconstitutional but can survive under the taxing authority granted to Congress.

Gay political group endorses Mitt Romney for President

“We don’t agree with Governor Romney on every single issue – indeed with disagree strongly with him on his support for a federal marriage amendment and we have urged Romney publicly to take bolder and more conservative stances on tax reform, entitlement reform and spending.”

President Obama hosts LGBT Pride Month reception | VIDEO

President Barack Obama hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House on Friday to observe LGBT Pride Month. Guests included LGBT community leaders, students, politicians and servicemembers. In his remarks, the President said that great progress has been made, but that the battle is not yet over.