President Obama Reaches Out To The LGBT Community

ObamaCreating Change is the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies. The conference is run by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and attracts more than 3,500 people from all over the country. Presenters and participants include members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders and staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. Though President Obama couldn’t attend himself, he didn’t let that stop him from sending a message of support.

“I’ve always said that the change we need in this country—real change—doesn’t come from Washington, it comes from folks like you,” the president said. “Change has always come from ordinary Americans who sit in or stand up or marched to demand it. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has been a partner at the forefront of that movement for 40 years. With your help, we will continue the journey to perfect our union. The work will be hard, the road will be long, but I’m more confident than ever that we will reach a better future as long as Americans like you keep reaching for justice—and all of us keep marching together.”

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President Obama's Message: Creating Change 2013