Activists disrupted President Obama’s $1.4 million fund-raiser on Wednesday, September 22, demanding that funding for AIDS programs be increased and that the ban on gays in the military be overturned, The Associated Press reports. The president advised the protesters to apply pressure to Republicans instead, citing his administration’s increases to AIDS funding and the Democrats’ recent effort to overturn the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

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