You’d have to live under a rock to have missed last week’s news that President Obama has evolved to the enlightened level of personally supporting same-sex marriage.
While I’ve been hoping his evolution would swiftly take him to the level above support that my people call policy (cue crickets), I’ve also been waiting to see which news outlet would violently shit the bed on this story.
The prize goes to Newsweek.
Let me be clear…Newsweek won gold for the cover alone.
Here’s the thing – Obama’s announcement of his personal evolution to support same-sex marriage does not make him gay…or even a solid supporter of LGBT equality…and it sure as shit doesn’t make him the first gay president.
Sorry, Newsweek…but that shit works my last nerve just like people calling Bill Clinton’s ass the first black president because of his alleged support of policies beneficial to black people.
Advocating for equality rights for a group does not make a person of that group.
If President Obama comes out in June then y’all can plaster the cover with rainbows all you want.
But…yeah, um…supporting same-sex marriage does not make a person gay.
I find the Newsweek cover particularly troubling given this culture’s tendency to label anyone saying anything positive toward LGBT people as LGBT so they can then turn around and bully that person for being LGBT.
Now will come the defense that Andrew Sullivan wrote the Newsweek article…so a gay man wrote the article…and blah, blah, followed by blah…and I don’t get a shit.
Toni Morrison called Clinton the first black president…and her black ass was wrong.
Lawd help the first asshole that steps up with “gay is the new black”…