The Advocate:

President Barack Obama told LGBT advocates who attended a White House Pride reception Tuesday that he would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with them as they fight for equality across the country.

“The fact that we have activists here is a reminder that change never comes — or at least never begins — in Washington,” Obama said. “It is when ordinary people out of love for a mother or a father, a son or a daughter, or a husband or a wife, speak out against injustices that have been accepted for too long.”