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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:53 AM Nov 2015

Obama makes history again...Obama graces the cover of LGBT-themed OUT magazine [View all]

PoliticalScrutiny101 ?@PoliScrutiny101 2m2 minutes ago

Obama makes history again http://ow.ly/UtlLG

President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to speak during a Organizing for Action event, on Nov. 9, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)
President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to speak during a Organizing for Action event, on Nov. 9, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
Photo by Evan Vucci/AP

Obama graces the cover of LGBT-themed OUT magazine
11/10/15 09:37 AM
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By Adam Howard

President Barack Obama has been affectionately referred to as the “first gay president,” due to historical LGBT rights achievements during his tenure in the White House, and a new OUT magazine cover story seeks to solidify his image as a champion of equality.

Obama, who is the first sitting president to be photographed for the cover of an LGBT publication, appears on the special OUT 100 issue with the caption: “Our president: Ally. Hero. Icon.”

In addition to gracing the magazine’s cover, Obama participates in a Q&A with OUT, during which he describes what may have been his first encounter with an openly gay person and how his daughters Sasha and Malia represent a new generation that has no tolerance for intolerance.

“To Malia and Sasha and their friends, discrimination in any form against anyone doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t dawn on them that friends who are gay or friends’ parents who are same-sex couples should be treated differently than anyone else. That’s powerful,” Obama said..............................
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This happened. For the first time a sitting US President was photographed for a cover of a gay magaz riversedge Nov 2015 #1
Out100: President Barack Obama....... NSFW as this might cause an alert at your work location LiberalArkie Nov 2015 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Nov 2015 #3
K&R one_voice Nov 2015 #4
The 2nd Black President and the First Gay President - not bad lame54 Nov 2015 #5
My history is a little shakey trumad Nov 2015 #6
Bill Clinton lame54 Nov 2015 #7
Thank you for bringing this here. I would've missed it otherwise.... Hekate Nov 2015 #8
:-) riversedge Nov 2015 #11
I agree. Volaris Nov 2015 #24
This, is awesome ismnotwasm Nov 2015 #9
That pix is very nice. DippyDem Nov 2015 #10
There was also this a few years back. Stinky The Clown Nov 2015 #12
heh Skittles Nov 2015 #14
OUTSTANDING Skittles Nov 2015 #13
Courage personified. Thank You Mr. President! 63splitwindow Nov 2015 #15
"Our President. Ally. Hero. Icon" Those are incredibly powerful and strong words Number23 Nov 2015 #16
a headline straight from the heart ~ hopemountain Nov 2015 #17
That's a good picture (nt) Recursion Nov 2015 #18
Best progressive President in my lifetime. lovemydog Nov 2015 #19
He's come a long way from before the 2012 election hughee99 Nov 2015 #20
And some of us have long enough memories Ms. Toad Nov 2015 #22
You said this much better than I would have. n/t hughee99 Nov 2015 #23
Considering where he started, quite an accomplishment. mountain grammy Nov 2015 #21
I agree. He's come a long way. TexasMommaWithAHat Nov 2015 #25
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