WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 4: President Barack Obama shakes hands with actor Al Pacino during a ceremony for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees December 4, 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The honorees also include Eagles band members and singer James Taylor. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

With One Single Word, President Obama Just Made History at the State of the Union

President Obama just made history by mentioning one single word: transgender. 

“Although this is long overdue, it’s an important — albeit symbolic — historic first. No other living President of the United States has ever made mention of those who are transgender in a State of the Union speech. He also referenced bisexual Americans, something that has also never been done in a State of the Union. Social media was quick to applaud the President’s choice of words.”

Read the full piece here, including why “while this is a important step in the right direction, it’s not nearly enough.”

“If our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could; it’s just that it would require everybody saying, ‘this is important; this is significant.’ And, that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped, but we’re paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids.” —President Obama on the situation in Baltimore

Most feminist U.S. president ever?

With President Obama, I KNOW my fave is problematic (drones, lobbyists working for WH, etc., etc.), but I believe that you would have to add up 3-5 other presidents to equal the good that he’s done for this country, especially on the topics of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities.

A LONG List Of President Obama’s Accomplishments (With Citations)

Updated! A List of 276 Accomplishments by President Obama so far… With Citations

Some great feminist Obama moments