By Glennisha Morgan

On June 16 President Barack Obama will draft an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This decision comes two years after Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). A week after discussing the pivotal role that The White House can play in pushing forward LGBT rights, the president is moving forward on the issue. This executive order could affect as many as 16 million employees. Earlier this month, Obama issued a proclamation declaring June as LGBT Pride Month and “recommitting” to completing unfinished work.

Glennisha Morgan serves as ELIXHER’s Entertainment Editor. She is the founder of The Fembassy (a blog that is solely dedicated to women MCs), a multimedia journalist, photographer and filmmaker. During her career she has interviewed people like Russell Simmons, La La Anthony, MC Lyte, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Laverne Cox, and Marsha Ambrosius. In 2010, Glennisha was featured in BET’s first original music documentary, ‘My Mic Sounds Nice.’ 

 

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