WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday shut down an activist who interruped his speech at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month.
The man was protesting migrant deportations under the Obama administration.
After several outbursts, the president said, "Listen, you're in my house. ... It's not respectful."
When the heckling persisted, Obama asked for the man to be removed from the East Room.
An immigration group later said the protester is a transgender undocumented immigrant.
According to a news release, he founded an advocacy group for LGBTQ immigrants who the group said are often excluded in the immigration debate.