While Obama's work for the Gay Community still leaves a lot to be desired, a new site uncovers what he HAS done since taking office. Click to see What the fuck Obama has done so far. Pretty astounding.
"Many wonder when their president will show the same kind of concern for the constitutional rights of gay American service members as he has for enemy combatants held at Guantanamo Bay. Many wonder what the administration's willingness to treat gay Americans as second-class citizens says to Uganda and other countries that are considering laws that would subject gays to imprisonment and even death. Gay Americans have been among the president's most ardent supporters. Their enthusiasm, and that of their families and friends, could be crucial in this year's elections. The president's action—or inaction—on Don't Ask Don't Tell will be noticed. An increasingly frustrated bloc of gay voters—angry over marriage setbacks in California, Maine, New Jersey and New York and emboldened by Ted Olson's and David Boies's high-profile effort to declare unconstitutional laws that prohibit gay marriage—are growing impatient for equality. As Mr. Olson said in federal district court in San Francisco recently, discriminatory laws serve only to label gay and lesbian persons as different, inferior, unequal and disfavored."
– Richard Socarides ~ Attorney and former senior White House adviser on gay rights to Bill Clinton, speaking to the Wall Street Journal about President Obama and his continued delay in repealing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy after promising to do so throughout his campaign.
Shepard Fairey’s first Obama portrait since his iconic HOPE poster, designed for the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, has been released.
When asked by the WSJ how this image differs from the the iconic HOPE image, he said the following:
Rather than looking like a slick propaganda poster like the “Hope” image did, I wanted it to have more of a painterly look. There’s also a collage in the background, with a lot of different experiences and voices and textures organically mixing together. Also in regards to the painterly aspect, I purposely left the bottom [edge] unfinished, which is both a reference to Gilbert Stuart’s unfinished George Washington portrait, and also meant to speak to the fact that Obama’s presidency has just begun.
Beyonce serenades President Obama and his wife Michelle with the song At Last during their first dance at one of the many Inaugural Balls held on Tuesday evening. It's pretty touching to watch. How absolutely classy these two fine individuals are. At Last, indeed. Check it out. xx.
I learned this morning, via text message from theObamaCampaign, that he has selected Delaware Senator Joe Bidenas his Vice Presidential running mate. I love the idea thatObama's team chose to use such a current and accessible medium like text messaging to make the formal announcement ahead of his campaign rally this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois. The annoucement read:
I have some important news that I want to make official.
I've chosen Joe Biden to be my running mate.
Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois -- the same place this campaign began more than 19 months ago.
I'm excited about hitting the campaign trail with Joe, but the two of us can't do this alone. We need your help to keep building this movement for change. I had always been a strongClintonsupporter but her defeat does not make me want to swing my vote toMcCain like so many have done.McCain has consistently voted asBushhas over the years. I think we all agree that we could do with a lil' lessBush these days. I will support theObama/Bidencampaign because it is what this country needs. We will all suffer greatly if we continue down this destructive path. Read the excitingObama announcement at his official site -www.barackobama.com