|WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 29: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speach to Gay-Rights in the White House East Room on June 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Obama hosted a reception honoring Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgendered Pride Month. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
President Obama told members of the LGBT community Wednesday said he "could not be prouder" of his administration's work to advance gay rights in America.
Obama spoke to about 600 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community at a fundraiser event in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
"We got some stuff done these last three and half years, with relatively modest cooperation from the other side," Obama told the crowd.
The president also praised the work of Dr. Vito Imbasciani, the man who introduced him to the crowd at the event. Imbasciani is a surgeon in the military, who can now serve openly because of his repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."