OUT Magazine LGBT 'Ally of the Year': Barack Obama

  • metta

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    Nov 11, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    OUT Magazine LGBT 'Ally of the Year': Barack Obama


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/10/politics/barack-obama-out-magazine-ally-of-the-year/index.html
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    Nov 11, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    President Obama talks about the first influential gay person in his life

    “I’m not sure who the first openly gay person I met was, but Dr. Lawrence Goldyn, one of my college professors, is a man who stands out to me. I took his class freshman year at Occidental. I was probably 18 years old — Lawrence was one of the younger professors — and we became good friends. He went out of his way to advise lesbian, gay, and transgender students at Occidental, and keep in mind, this was 1978. That took a lot of courage, a lot of confidence in who you are and what you stand for. I got to recognize Lawrence last year at our Pride Month reception at the White House, and thank him for influencing the way I think about so many of these issues.”

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/11/president-obama-talks-about-the-first-influential-gay-person-in-his-life/
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 12, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    This is awesome.

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    Nov 12, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
    A picture is worth a thousand words. Here's Obama with a collection of his friends who just happen to be homophobic monsters.

    Gambian president Yahya Jammeh took power in a military coup in 1994. In 2008, he threatened to 'cut off the head' of any homosexuals in the country. Barack Obama shakes hands with Gambia's Yahya AJJ Jammeh as the presidents pose for an official photo:
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    Here's Obama with his "Good Friend", the Satan of Brunei who passed a law to stone gays to death and has now been rewarded by Obama with a free trade deal:


    Here's Obama with President Knish of Indonesia where gays can be punished with 100 lashes:
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    Here's Obama with Malaysian Prime Minister Razzak where gays get 20 years in prison with or without whippings:
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    Here's Obama with Presidential Advisor Al Sharpton who refers to us as "Faggots" and "Homos":
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    Nov 12, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
    hey Miata boy,

    As Presidents they have to come in contact with many people they disagrees with. It's called diplomacy. A picture doesn't mean shit.

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    Nov 13, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    I don't know that I would say that Obama has been an all-time friend of gays. He did come around recently. I think both he and Hillary have realized it is time to be more accepting (especially as poll numbers support it).

    As far as the photos, the captions are kind of deceiving. Some of the leaders he is with actually support killing gays whereas some of the leaders live in countries that support killing gays. Although the detail is nuanced, it does matter.
  • SkyMiles

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    Nov 13, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    There can be no doubt that equal rights for the LGBT community have advanced pretty spectacularly under Obama in ways that I highly doubt would have under McCain or Romney administrations. I don't really care if he's "seen the light" or if it's just some sort of political calculus.

    Meanwhile, here's how things stand on the other side of the aisle in case anyone's forgotten:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/03/gop-candidates-speak-conference-hosted-pastor-supports-killing-gays.html
  • metta

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    Nov 13, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidhey Miata boy,

    As Presidents they have to come in contact with many people they disagrees with. It's called diplomacy. A picture doesn't mean shit.




    +1 Exactly.

    All of the Republican candidates did photo ops with Josh Duggar. With the logic he is using, that would mean the Republicans support pedophilia and cheating on their wives? icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 13, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    metta said
    timmm55 saidhey Miata boy,

    As Presidents they have to come in contact with many people they disagrees with. It's called diplomacy. A picture doesn't mean shit.




    +1 Exactly.

    All of the Republican candidates did photo ops with Josh Duggar. With the logic he is using, that would mean the Republicans support pedophilia and cheating on their wives? icon_confused.gif


    He is trying to influence antigay policies world wide, where he can.

    Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip


    Obama found Jackson in the audience, then shared her story this way:

    "Several years ago, when Angeline was 19, she and a friend were kidnapped, held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted. And as a woman, and as a lesbian, justice and society were not always on her side. But instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out and started her own organization to advocate for women like her, and get them treatment and get them justice, and push back against stereotypes, and give them some sense of their own power. And she became a global activist. But more than anything, she cares about her Jamaica, and making it a place where everybody, no matter their color, or their class, or their sexual orientation, can live in equality and opportunity. That’s the power of one person, what they can do."
    http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/04/11/obama-isnt-quiet-about-lgbt-rights-even-jamaica-trip
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    Nov 13, 2015 7:22 PM GMT
    Name one Republican who would have said that! ^^^^