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Obama is the first US president starring LGBT magazine cover

President Barack Obama has become the first US president who stars in the cover of a magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) to be photographed and interviewed by the publication OUT, whose latest issue was disclosed today. EFE.

"Our president: Obama in that number under it a headline on the cover and. Ally. Hero. Icon ".

According to the magazine, this "is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of a LGBT publication, a historic moment in itself and a testament to how his government has made to advance a particularly volatile issue that marred the reputation of the presidents (Bill) Clinton and (George W) Bush. "

Obama was also the first US president to publicly support gay marriage and also responsible for the abolition of the law known as "Do not Ask Do not Tell," which forbade homosexuals be admitted to join the Armed Forces.

Last June, when the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling recognized the legality of gay marriage nationwide, Obama called the decision "a major step in the march toward equality."

In the interview with OUT magazine, Obama said he was not surprised by the decision of the Supreme, because it reflected "the remarkable change" on gay marriage that has occurred in the US in recent years.

He also spoke of his daughters, now teenagers, and said part of a new generation that rejects intolerance.

"For Malia, Sasha and friends, discrimination in any form against someone makes no sense. They are not going through your head that friends who are gay or parents of friends who are same-sex couples should be treated differently from others. That's powerful, "Obama said.

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