Obama Covers LGBT Magazine
From being elected as the first Black Leader of the Free World to becoming one of the only presidents to win a Nobel Peace Prize while in office, Barack Obama is undoubtedly a history maker.
Now, he’s done it again as the only sitting president to pose for the cover of OUT magazine, an LGBT publication.
Dubbed as the “Ally of the Year,” the issue is honoring him for all he “has done to advance a singularly volatile issue that tarnished the reputations of both President Clinton and President Bush.”
Obama was an advocate for the LGBT community before he headed to the White House.
In the interview, he said, “This really goes back to when I was a kid. My mom instilled in me the strong belief that every person is of equal worth. At the same time, growing up as a Black guy with a funny name, I was often reminded of exactly what it felt like to be on the outside.”
After taking office, he put the wheels in motion. He signed a bill that repealed the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, appointed several LGBT politicians to huge positions and more.
Check out the image below.
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) November 10, 2015