President Barack Obama and Transgender Rights: The Real Deal – Toni NewmanWriter – Law school student, and author, ‘I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman’

President Barack Obama, the first African-American president, has been progressive in advancing the rights of transgender persons. President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value. He is the first President of the United States to have a closed-door meeting with transgender activists concerning transgender rights.