Out Magazine has named President Obama its "Ally of the Year" and put him on the cover of its latest issue. This is the first time a sitting U.S. president has graced the front of a prominent gay magazine.
"This president and his administration have ushered extraordinary change into the lives of LGBT Americans", Out reporter wrote in the magazine's cover story, which praised Obama for his own evolving attitude on gay marriage and for milestones he achieved while in office, including the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The magazine also interviewed the president about gay issues, asking questions such as who the first gay person Obama ever met was (one of his college professors) and whether he thought his daughters, Sasha and Malia, had a different attitude toward homosexuality than previous generations did.
Remember some posts about Obama's support to LGBT people:
- The LGBT rights in Obama's State of the Union Address
- Obama opens Medicare to Same-sex Married Couples
- Obama will be blunt about gay rights in Africa
- Obama administration redefines 'spouse' to include married gay couples
- The publicly gay U.S. ambassadors in the world
- Obama Supports LGBT Rights at Mandela's Eulogy
- President Obama invites gay parents to White House for Father’s Day
- US extends federal marriage benefits to gay couples in all states
Thanks Mr. President!