First there was Bill Clinton, America’s “first black president.” And now, there’s Barack Obama, dubbed “the first gay president” by Newsweek over the weekend The newsmagazine’s May 21 cover features an image of Obama looking off into the distance, a rainbow halo above his head. The accompanying essay was penned by The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, who writes that “in four years Obama went from being JFK on civil rights to being LBJ: from giving uplifting speeches to acting in ways to make the inspiring words a reality.”
What do you think? Is Barack Obama to the gay community what Bill Clinton was to the African-American community? Is it insulting to call him the first gay president? What do you think of the president's multi-colored Halo (dubbed the Gaylo by the huffington post)? How does this make you feel?