Courtesy of TPM:President #BarackObama is our Ally of the Year and cover of the #Out100: https://t.co/h9GBgXcoOZ pic.twitter.com/89UZytobYP— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) November 10, 2015
President Obama will be the first sitting President of the United States to have posed for the cover of a LGBT publication, it was announced Tuesday. Obama was named the "ally of the year" by Out magazine.
Obama will be featured on the cover in a black and white photograph.
"This is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of an LGBT title, a historic moment in itself, and a statement on how much his administration has done to advance a singularly volatile issue that tarnished the reputations of both President Clinton and President Bush," the magazine wrote on its website.
The magazine's editor-in-chief sat down with the President for an interview, to be published as part of the publication's "Out100" 2015 edition.
(You can read that interview here.)
I think considering the President's support for LGBT rights, and how much progress has been made on their behalf during his presidency, that this seems kind of like a no brainer.
Of course it will absolutely be misrepresented by the Right Wing as proof positive that Obama is actually a closet homosexual. But then again what magazine cover could he had posed for where they WOULDN'T have seen it as proof that he was gay, a socialist, a Muslim, or a traitor?