Obama and the LGBT Community

"While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect."-- Barack Obama, June 1, 2007

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Favela photography project

rio4.jpg rio3.jpg Giant photographs of women cover the walls of homes in Providencia slum in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. A French photographer who identifies himself as JR is exhibiting portraits of women whose loved ones were killed by police as part of his project entitled "Women are Heroes." (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)