Monday, May 14, 2012

Newsweek proclaims Obama America's 'first gay president'



Not to be outdone by all the and publicity Time's magazine breast-feeding cover generated, Newsweek magazine is out with its own provocative cover this week that's certain to stir things up.


It's President Obama with a rainbow-striped halo above his head and the headline, "The First Gay President."


The story is written by Newsweek blogger Andrew Sullivan, who is openly gay.


Sullivan writes that in many ways Obama has a lot in common with members of the gay community.


"He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family."