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Newsweek Calls Barack Obama 'The First Gay President'

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We knew our gaydar was picking up some serious signals from this guy! LOL! We kid, we kid!

Following Barack Obama's historical announcement to throw his support behind same-sex marriage, Newsweek threw his face on the cover to make a new announcement: Obama is "the first gay president."

No, he's not literally gay, but it's definitely an attention-grabbing headline! Columnist Andrew Sullivan argues that Obama's coming-of-age experience as a biracial individual is easily comparible to the struggles that members of the LGBT community face en route to discovering their personal identity.

We know U are curious, so read an excerpt from the inneresting comparison … AFTER THE JUMP!

Barack Obama had to come out of a different closet. He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family. The America he grew up in had no space for a boy like him: black yet enveloped by loving whiteness, estranged from a father he longed for (another common gay experience), hurtling between being a Barry and a Barack, needing an American racial identity as he grew older but chafing also against it and over-embracing it at times.

This is the gay experience: the discovery in adulthood of a community not like your own home and the struggle to belong in both places, without displacement, without alienation. It is easier today than ever. But it is never truly without emotional scar tissue. Obama learned to be black the way gays learn to be gay.

Wow. We never thought about it that way, but that argument totally makes sense to us.

It's hard to believe that there are people out there AGAINST marriage equality, or any other kind of equality for that matter, but we're over the moon when people start to realize the importance of progress on the issue!

Check out the entire article here and let us know if U agree with the author's conclusions!

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23 comments to “Newsweek Calls Barack Obama 'The First Gay President'”

  1. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    Well this is what Larry Sinclair wrote about in his book four years ago,
    he included time & place
    I don't think any one is surprised

  2. 2

    I have NO respect for Newsweek. They are just like a tabloid.

  3. 3

    It is an interesting comparison. So many of us are born to multi-cultural families, but it is not so hard when we live in a multi-cultural society. I think it is easier today to be from two cultures or two races than it is to be gay considering that American society seems to be regressing backwards into a religious right mentality.

  4. 4

    Its sad that the gay community allows itself to be used for political gain. Where was Obama the last 3 years on this issue? Silent. He expressed only a personal belief…nothing more. He agrees its a states issue..and he has not called on any state to change their stance. If he really was serious, he would have spoken before the North Carolina vote…again, silent. Not calling for this to be on the Dem platform….again, silent. Yet you champion him as some sort of hero…while he was pushed by Biden and the left to make a statement all for 16 million dollars. Your so called caused was only hurt by his supposed evolution….and your too blind to see it.

  5. 5

    And one more thing….we all learn to be who we are. We all carry emotional scarring…its NOT limited only to blacks or gays. How condensending and one dimentional a statement. Many of us have grown up estranged from parents or being different and have had to push through and find our way. Come on….the struggle to be does not apply only to those of color or those of a different sexual orientation.

  6. 6

    This is a ridiculous comparison! Being biracial is NOT the same thing as being gay! Obama is as much "The Gay President" as Clinton is "The Black President."

  7. 7

    Re: truthgal – the fact is he is the FIRST president to do so. That is real bravery and I am not going to stick my nose up at anyone who supports me.

  8. 8

    The funniest part of this is, you homo's don't realize the more you get your panties all wet for him, the more you reduce his chance of re-election. HAH! And then you'll all cry like little bitches when horrible Romney get's elected and you'll wonder what the fuck happened. Moron's.

  9. 9

    Re: steviebeatie – It's not bravery….as set forth in my original post. Your entitled to believe it, of course, but the hard facts show otherwise. If he truly supported you, he would do what he is not doing…push for more rather than state only his own personal belief, which changes nothing. He did this for his re-election and for the money which is sad. If it was not about that, he would have come clean long ago and actually lead on the issue.

  10. 10

    He's such a fraud. Flip flop much? He told Rick Warren in 08 his Christian beliefs held to marriage between 1 man 1 woman. Now he says the opposite. Liar lIar!!

  11. 11

    I'm sure he likes that title. It will be amended tho… 'First gay, one term president'

  12. 12

    Be he regrets his decision now, the gays are already manipulating the media even more. Next some dirty tranny will be telling the rags that Obama reamed it.

  13. 13

    Wow! REALLY!! Most of you would give a fuck if he is the worst President, along as u get yourself what you long for!! FUCK the rest of the Country and the world problems!! Ask how long has it been since he came up with a plan or a budget that makes sense. He has armed the Muslim brotherhood with thousands of missing weapons. Tells are enemies he will fix all this after the next election!( Rev Wright & Obumas plan) TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY WEAK!!! He knows how to play to the crowds and you guys are just the right kind of puppets he loves!!! WAKE UP!!!

  14. 14

    Re: steviebeatie – He doesn't "support" you. He did it for political reasons and to make sure the money from the self-professed gay men who are his donation bundlers. They were threatening to withdraw their support until Obama made his "amazing" but useless proclamation.

  15. 15

    Re: Yenkme – Amen to that!

  16. 16

    All we want is equal rights some of these comments only show how above equality many of you think you are

  17. American Mom says – reply to this


    Wish he would climb off the bandwagon, and go to work
    Seems he is never in Washington doing the job he was hired, and paid to do
    He is out doing fund raiser after fund raiser, tonight he is in NYC with the gays, headed by Ricky Martin, earlier he was on The View
    Just in case anyone has forgotten the Democratic Senate has not passed a budget in over 1000 days (3 years)
    Obama should be tied to his desk chair and not allowed to leave until he get some work done, the man has no shame

  18. 18

    That should cost him the election. No one is going to vote for a f.a.g president.

  19. 19

    Re: ouiouikins – Nothing wrong with that….equal rights is one thing. Redefining a religious, historical and traditional term is another. Have you considered having every single right that marriage confers bestowed to you yet, out of respect of others, naming it something unique and special to the gay community?

  20. 20

    Bad move on his part - the only people he is energizing right now is his base who will be voting for him anyway. Independents, who will decide the election, now just have another reason to go Republican. P.S. Newsweek sucks!

  21. I rant. says – reply to this


    Being born biracial does NOT = Being born gay.

    They're 2 completely different things. People are born biracial. They're not BORN Gay no matter what the Gays and transgenders Want to feed us.

    (It's about Nurture, not nature!)

    People in the end CAN choose who they want to be with AND who they are attracted to.

    Just cause people like PEREZ favor the cock doesn't mean what they say is true.

    And IF you guys haven't noticed, not many people are liking Obama so he pulls the GAY card so gay people, you better WATCH out!

    Next thing you know, he'll supposedly give in to christian values or republicans (Supposedly) and go against the gay marriage.

    It also matters what he does AFTER he wins the election. And many people seem to forget that he's HUMAN, he's no God. He can only change so much. This whole world is going down the crapper.

  22. 22

    remember when Bill Clinton was referred to as "the first black president"
    not much different

  23. 23

    If that argument isn't a total stretch, I don't know what is. Reconcile it with his white family? His white family raised him. Wouldn't it be the opposite? That's the first out of many problems I found with that lame argument.