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Obama Becomes First US President To Grace Cover Of An LGBT Magazine


President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to grace the cover of a publication concentrating on LGBT interests when he posed for OUT magazine this month.

The magazine hailed Obama as “Ally of the Year” due to the work he's done for LGBTQ+ rights throughout his two terms.

In an interview with the magazine, Obama insisted he has been an ally since childhood.

He shared,

The leader of the free world cited his upbringing as motivation for appealing to the LGBTQ+ community during his run for the presidency and, once in office, supporting the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

His own daughters, Sasha and Malia, are apparently growing up with even more encouraging views of equality.

The president said,

Proud to honor the president, the magazine tweeted a link to the interview.

Supporters praised Obama and OUT for the cover story.

Though not everyone will agree with Obama's politics, a president who supports equality for all is doing something right.

Citations: Obama graces the cover of LGBT-themed OUT magazine (MSNBC), Out100: President Barack Obama (OUT)