Barack Obama is on an LGBT Magazine Cover
Barack Obama is the First President on an LGBT Magazine Cover
Ally of The Year: Obama Becomes First US President to Grace LGBT Magazine Cover
President Barack Obama is the first president to grace the cover of a LGBT magazine thanks to his efforts to make same-sex marriage the law of the land.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — President Barack Obama is the first president to grace the cover of a LGBT magazine thanks to his efforts to make same-sex marriage the law of the land.
Out Magazine, touted as the largest gay magazine in America, named President Obama ‘Ally of the Year.’ The NY-LA-based magazine chose the president’s face for its Out100 2015 cover photo. This year’s list of 100 personalities who have helped the LGBT community includes such personalities as Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Kors, Ann Philbin, Raven-Symone, Cynthia Nixon, even Tab Hunter.
The magazine chose the 44th President because of his work to “secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.”
Same sex marriage was legal in only two states when Obama was sworn in in 2009. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Hicklin said in a letter, “There’s no question that without the active engagement of the 44th President of the United States, who has made securing the rights of LGBT Americans a fundamental part of his legacy, we’d still be working to fulfill that dream. On this issue, among many others, he is truly a great American.” Read more at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/11/11/obama-first-president-to-grace-cover-of-lgbt-magazine/
The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year—a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.