Outgoing President Barack Obama used a portion of his final press conference to extensively highlight several advances that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have made during his tenure. He credited the improvement LGBT+ people have acheived in legal status and society to the determined human rights activists and families who continue to advocate for the LGBT+ community.
Obama says he’s confident that the American people will continue to make progress on these issues, but recognizes that there is still work left to be done. “I don’t think [LGBT+ progress] will be reversible because American society has changed. The attitudes of young people in particular have changed. That doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be some fights that are important, legal issues, issues surrounding transgender persons, there are still going to be some battles that need to take place.”
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