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Obama’s “Gay” Speeches: Collected!

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Barack Obama has had some pretty gay moments over the past few years. And by that we mean he has consistently mentioned queer communities in his stump speeches. Some excited voter – or crazed fan – has collected Obama’s greatest same-sex hits into a meaty nine-minute video.

Relive the lavender love, after the jump…

[Image via Obama's Flickr site.]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jun 24, 2008
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  • 30 Comments
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      His pro-gay actions were all just pandering, of course. Hi, I’m a cynic.

      I can’t wait to see Daddy Mac’s pro-LGBT initiatives, though. The idea of Johnny in full leather gear + chaps might just sway my vote in his direction.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      haha

      As much as I like the guy, that beginning segment sounded a little slurred (like he was drunk).

      Did the senator get a little tipsy before that speech?

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      Of course it’s pandering, Fredo. I certainly won’t vote for a candidate that doesn’t support full marriage rights. Shall we skip to McCain hand-in-hand?

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob
      Bob

      How nice that Obama loves us so much! Too bad he wants to treat us as second-class citizens with the separate-but-far-from-equal civil unions. He disgusts me.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Yawn.

      He’s still done more in his campaign to include us than his opponents have, which is important to me. Perhaps, future candidates for the presidency will follow his lead + be even more inclusive. Maybe they’ll even (dare I say it?) support gay marriage openly. Progress isn’t always made in giant leaps.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Oh, Kid A, I forgot to reply to your post. I know it’s pandering (isn’t it all just pandering for votes at the end of the day?) Still, it’s pretty ballsy to be even as openly LGBT-inclusive as he has been. I’ve yet to see a pres. candidate before him have a site dedicated to LGBT voters. Like I said, progress.

      I’m not being complacent, either. I do (+ should) expect even more in the future, but it’s always nice to have a good start.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      sorry to be vague fredo, I was being sarcastic, I totally agree with you. I can’t help but be amazed at those who sign posts with McCain ’08/Hillary ’12

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      haha

      McCain ’08

      Indeed. I kinda-sorta figured you were being sarcastic, though.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      And before someone (inevitably) comes along to rehash the tired-as-hell “McClurkin, evangelists, etc., etc.”, do save it.

      We’re aware of all of that. No need to beat a long-dead horse’s carcass.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Here’s one pretty “Gay” momment from the “good” senator for ya:

      “The Senator from Illinois sat down with ABC News’ Jake Tapper early this week, just as California began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Obviously Tapper broached the issue. Here is their exchange:

      TAPPER: Do you think that the fact that this is now going on in California, does that cause you to re-think your pledge to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act?

      OBAMA: No. I still think that these are decisions that need to be made at a state and local level. I’m a strong supporter of civil unions. And I think that, you know, we’re involved in a national conversation about this issue. You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”

      NOBAMA’08

      Jun 24, 2008 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake
      Blake

      Someone who screams about being a second class citizen and is filled with hate against African-Americans and repeatedly uses racist slurs against them has little credibility to vent anger at being a victim when he revels in descriminating against others. That person is a hypocrite.

      Once again, Church-Nazi brings up this quote even though it’s well know that Obama supports the repeal of DOMA, civil unions with full federal equality to marriage, repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and enactment of ENDA.

      As stated in Obama’s interview the Advocate, he is pushing for legislation that he knows he can get through Congress, following in the footsteps of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

      John McCain supports none of the aforementioned gay rights legislation.

      More importantly, yesterday, Church-Nazi used racist, anti-black epithets to attack Fredo. Thus, further confirming Church-Nazi’s real reason for attacking Obama: racism. Repeatedly, Church-Nazi has used anti-black statements against Obama and African-Americans in general.

      Therefore, anything from Church-Nazi is tainted by his racism and lacks reason.

      Notice how Church-Nazi never mentions that McCain supports the nut jobs in California who are trying to pass a federal amendment to ban same-sex marriage?

      Read Obama’s stance on gay rights:

      Obama will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepherd Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Section.

      Read the facts!
      http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/lgbt.pdf
      http://a4.g.akamai.net/f/4/19675/0/newmill.download.akamai.com/19677/anon.newmediamill/pdfs/obama.pdf

      Jun 24, 2008 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      “And before someone (inevitably) comes along to rehash the tired-as-hell “McClurkin, evangelists, etc., etc.”, do save it.

      We’re aware of all of that. No need to beat a long-dead horse’s carcass.”- No. 9

      Now Moesha wouldn’t you just like that, for all that shit to just be hidden away and forgotten well I’m going to do better than Mcjerking since you already mention him, there’s still someone who’s an active Obama delegate for the convention:

      http://www.obamameeksrecord.wordpress.com/

      Then there’s also Michelle with both with BFF James Meeks wife and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, how precious! :
      http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=4831

      Jun 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Yeah. Right.

      As if all of the link-posting in the world will distract from what is made painfully obvious when you use comments like “Moesha” toward a black man: that you are a racist nutter.

      Dismissed.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake
      Blake

      “Moesha”? This is the kind of racist crap that shows Church-Nazi’s real motivations.

      I would also like to thank you for confirming my point that you are indeed a white supremacist. Your link to a white supremacist website should help to alleviate any doubts as to your motives.

      Not to the facts:

      Michelle Obama was participating in a panel discussion at a multi-ethnic civil rights group, Rainbow/Push. If you notice in the background of the picture from the link, there is a big sign that says Coca-Cola!

      Since it is a well known fact that the Catholic Church is intolerant of gays, if someone participated in a panel discussion at a public event, does that make that person automatically an adherent of the Catholic Church and its teachings?

      Can you point to any bigoted quotes by Mrs Meeks or Mrs Farrakhan? Or, are you just assuming that they must share the same beliefs as their husbands. Guilt by marriage?

      Elizabeth Edwards believes in gay marriage. John Edwards does not. Many husbands and wives disagree on matters of politics, religion, and other areas. How many gay people have found that one parent is accepting and the other is not?

      Trying to imply someone shares the political or social beliefs of others is a slippery slope. Moreover, I would hardly think that Coca-Cola would be associated with any event that espoused bigotry.

      On the same page from that racist website, there is a blurb out the debunked “whitey” tape that never existed and was just part of smear against Mrs. Obama.

      I wonder how many of your white supremacist friends would embrace you if they knew you, Church-Nazi, were gay? Most white supremacist have a strong anti-gay ethos. Are you the exception to the rule or are you just closeted, or under your white sheet, when you all get together?

      LOL

      The more you open your mouth and attack Fredo, the easier it is for people to see why you hate Barack Obama so much. You’re just anti-black racist.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Afroguapo
      Afroguapo

      Interesting thread on Michelle.

      http://jezebel.com/5019267/calling-michelle-obama-an-angry-black-woman-makes-black-women-angry

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Blake the Schmuck: A person who has and will stand beside with African Americans and other groups against discrimination hardly can be classified as ” filled with hate” or “racist” or a “Nazi” but everyone by now should know that’s how you’re going to label dissenters an people who call on bullshit double standards Barack and his supporters have.

      Also Schmuck why should I mention McCain? I was first and foremost a Kucinich supporter then an Edwards and then a Clinton. But that’s how you Barack Husseinates want to paint those of us who are not blind drones like you, as repugs. When in fact the only ones using republican tactics and behavior are you.

      To anyone else: If you really want to see the stances of Barack’s supporters and where we are at as a group of people in a DNC headed by him and his supporters with issues such as the Shay Amendment, then just go to the upper right side of this page and enter on the search the following headings:

      1- Will Gay Delegate War Spoil The Race?

      2- Dean Deposition Spills DNC Beans

      3- Are DNC’s Black Leaders Anti-Gay?

      4- DNC Chief’s Gay Promises Mean Little

      Just to start your journey into the wonderful world of hypocrisy of black leaders who is redundant to say have been and are Obamas strongest supporters.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Btw, Blake, I appreciate you having my back, but I’d rather you just ignore Churchill’s comments toward me in the future. It’s what he wants, basically, to get a rise out of us. I’m not too worried about the likes of him.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      No. 13: Mo, honey keep on showing your true colors you hypocrite, you of all people complaining about name calling , Haha! Keep on.

      No. 15: Mon amour,Où étiez-vous? J’ai presque terme quand j’ai vu ton nom. Après le weekend de votre dernière posting fut des émeutes et une morts à Vitry-le-François:

      http://www.20minutes.fr/article/237205/France-

      Est là où vous étiez?
      Peu importe,ce que je suis heureux que vous avez retourné à l’écriture de mensonges et de défendre l’indéfendable.

      Je t’Aime.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • while my nails are drying
      while my nails are drying

      Every time he uses that statement of marriage being between a man and a woman I find myself feeling more and more ashamed that I am considering voting for him. Never have I considered just sitting an election out but I feel sick and disgusted when I think of voting for him. I know, I know, supreme court justices, erosion of personal freedom, (FISA) is at issue but what about our fucking freedom as GLBT’s? Maybe everyone needs to feel the oppression and discrimination that we feel for once. Is it any wonder that we are the most despised nation on earth and no longer can we blame it on George Bush because we just help perpetuate it by choosing candidates that are insane from both parties and no, I did not like Hilary either.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • while my nails are drying
      while my nails are drying

      and churchillbilly- You are the only thing that makes me want to vote for him. Your racist shit is so sick. Do you suffer from such self loathing that the only way you can feel a bit better about yourself is to bash another minority group?

      Jun 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregoire
      Gregoire

      CHURCHILL-Y — you have the credibility of Fred Phelps. I suggest the two of you team up and start a vaudevillian blackface act.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blake
      blake

      Church–

      If you stand by African-Americans then why do you constantly use racist language to describe them?

      Also, Obama is not the head of the DNC. Howard Dean is the head of the DNC has been so for the last 3.5 years. Also, why do you continue to push the line that African-Americans are all homophobic when there is plenty of evidence to the contrary? Governors Patrick and Patterson are solidly pro-gay rights. Hell, even Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have organized meetings to discuss gay rights.

      If you supported John Edwards, who supported civil unions and did not believe in gay marriage, why do you have so much trouble with Barack Obama who holds the same position? (Having met Senator Edwards, I think he would upbraid you for your bigotry. Edwards would have been a good president. Hopefully, he’ll be the U.S. Attorney General under Obama.)

      You also refuse to discuss your posting from a white supremacist website. Why would you do that if you are not racist? Why would you use words like “ghetto,” “project,” or “Moesha” to describe someone who is African-American if you are not racist?

      You call me a “schmuck,” a generic insult but a person whom you know to be African-American you target his race to insult him. Again, how is that not racist?

      Why do you refuse to address Obama’s near perfect score on the HRC’s gay rights survey? Why do you refuse to take note that Obama says that he will repeal DOMA, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, enact ENDA, and give full federal equivalent “marriage” rights to civil unions?

      As for using “Nazi,” I think it’s apropos given your use of racist attacks and admitted affiliation with a white supremacist website.

      BTW, have you had your DNA sequenced? One-third of all white Americans, like Heather Lochlear, Carol Channing, Wentworth Miller, Humphrey Bogart or Jackie Onassis, have African ancestry. (Check out PBS.org for all the scientific details.)

      The general election is the endgame: Get over the whole word “marriage” for the election. All of the Democrats had the same policy. They are forced to have it because of the reality of the majority of the public. Most Americans continue to be very homophobic. Some might be “tolerant,” but surveys show on a national level that the word “marriage” plus the word “gay” freaks out the bigots.

      Twenty-six states have passed same-sex marriage bans. The Republicans would like very much for same-sex marriage to be a wedge issue in the election. Why give them such a meaty issue to throw to the piranha?

      This election will decide the future of the Supreme Court for the next 30 years.

      Again, in Obama’s interview with the Advocate, he explains his strategy for trying to get as much pro-gay legislation.

      More GLBT Americans will benefit from ENDA’s protections immediately. How many people who live in states that offer no protection from discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity would now longer fear losing their jobs?

      Repealing DOMA is huge since it is the law that allows states to refuse to acknowledge marriages or civil unions from other states. Federally backed civil unions would offer ALL of the benefits of marriage: inheritance, IRS joint-filing, etc. Getting caught up on the word “marriage” versus looking at the big picture is foolish.

      Not every one lives in big metropolitan cities in the North, California, or the few other spots where there might be protection against discrimination. People who live in bumble f*ck South Dakota, Alabama, Kentucky, etc. would get real federal protection even though their states are controlled by bigots.

      Fredo, this isn’t so much about defending you but exposing this person’s ignorance, hypocrisy, and bigotry. No one should feel free to spout hate like this guy.

      Jun 24, 2008 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      1- Either you’re new to this site or you’re
      being disingenuous about the name calling
      when Obama supporters (you included) have constantly called me and every white person who’s not a follower of him every racist name under the
      sun.

      2- You mean to tell me Obama is not the head of
      the DNC:

      http://www.care2.com/news/member/386634716/777875

      Are you for real Blake?

      3- As for your African Americans question I refer you to No. 16, Governor Patrick aside the other two you just mention go the range from Obamas position to being more aligned with that of
      Farrakhan.

      4- Dear I’m going to repeat, I was first and foremost a Kucinich supporter, I was a late Edwards supporter, and I decided to join him not because of his stands but because of the stands of his wife and daughter.

      5- Your “schmuck” comment refutes your other accusations.
      Weren’t you the one using Yiddish phrases to ridicule those of us who are not in the same page as you?

      6-“As for using “Nazi,” I think it’s apropos given your use of racist attacks and admitted affiliation with a white supremacist website.”- What are you talking about? Take a minute go grab a glass of water and take your medications.

      7-“BTW, have you had your DNA sequenced?”- American 100%. Of course you’re more than welcome in coming up with all the studies you want, as people like you thrive in racial divisions for this country

      8- “The general election is the endgame”- No dear our GLBT rights are the endgame to me.

      Just as in the past Civil Rights (African American rights only, to people like Donna Brazile) were the endgame for black people.

      9- “Get over the whole word “marriage” for the election”- SUBSTITUTE for the word Civil Rights for “marriage” but of course you don’t care , I think it’s great that people like you keep exposing themselves for who they truly are under the mantle of race while poo pooing people who under the law have less rights than blacks.

      10-“Twenty-six states have passed same-sex marriage bans. The Republicans would like very much for same-sex marriage to be a wedge issue in the election. Why give them such a meaty issue to throw to the piranha?”

      “Because I will never forget that the only reason that I’m standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky. Stood up when it was hard. Stood up when it wasn’t popular. And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And standing up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world.”- Barack Hussein Obama, Nov 30 2007

      “Repealing DOMA is huge since it is the law that allows states to refuse to acknowledge marriages or civil unions from other states. Federally backed civil unions would offer ALL of the benefits of marriage: inheritance, IRS joint-filing, etc. Getting caught up on the word “marriage” versus looking at the big picture is foolish.”- Blake

      “No. I still think that these are decisions that need to be made at a state and local level. I’m a strong supporter of civil unions. And I think that, you know, we’re involved in a national conversation about this issue. You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”- Obama

      Yep makes sense to me.
      There’s your so called pro-gay legislation or bread crumbs? When people tell you what they truly believe, Believe THEM!
      Thanks for the crumbs, but I don’t want them.

      11- what we need is more members from the legislative branch regardless of political affiliation who support and pass laws like ENDA. And the majority of the judges who ruled in favor of marriage equality in California , Republican.

      12- Not every one lives in big metropolitan cities in the North, California, or the few other spots where there might be protection against discrimination.”

      – I raise my hands.

      Blake honey seems like you are either a very confused or conflicted person for some reason unknown to me or you are just plain playing games. But it comes with the territory, keep calling people like me racist ignorant bigots while you continue to support a candidate who sees nothing wrong in a second class citizenship for a group of people. After all we need to “Get over the whole word “marriage” and follow in line like good Germans(Oops! I used the name of a white group of people to reference a bad behavior! How racist of me).

      Jun 24, 2008 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      Well lets put it like this,

      Ms Churchchicky you find one REAL Presidential contender that stands for Gay Marriage. Please tell me one because it wasn’t fucking Hillary who you adore, nor Bill And it damn sure anough isn’t McShame whose insane.

      And to call you racist is an understatement.

      And if you think the REAL REPUBLICANS want to see us Gays marry. Then you should run for President your DAMN self and stop eating the KKK Vanilla Ice cream

      FUCKING IDIOT!

      Jun 25, 2008 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homo Politico
      Homo Politico

      Does anyone actually believe this Churchill guy? What an idiot! Blake is directly on point, brain intact, et al. (thank you, Blake :-) )

      I wish people would just wake up and realize that we have to be practical about the kinds of changes we can make, especially in light of a very sensitive election. Democracy is a flawed system, but is the best system and it’s the one we’re stuck with.

      Obama and McCain are our candidates. I’m gay and I know McCain is a homo-hater, total bigot whose very smile disgusts me and reminds me of the kind of numbskulls who can’t begin to wrap their minds around gay identity and the basic freedoms we’re fighting for because their war-ready, belligerent, money and power hungry heads are so far up their asses.

      So, who will I vote for then? Hmmmm. Seems like Obama to me.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris French
      Chris French

      We’ve GOT to acknowledge that Obama is the first presidential candidate who’s given us this much pro-gay airtime, even in traditionally unsympathetic audiences. If we’re smart, we’ll got take a moment to celebrate that. Then, we’ll work *together* to accomplish even more.

      Without question, Obama is stepping ahead of what MANY of our elected official are still unwilling to do. He’s speaking up to defend our rights, and while it’s easy to focus on marriage, he’s also calling for a FULL REPEAL of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” including gender identity in ENDA, and a full repeal of DOMA. That’s something to celebrate.

      Gay people are joining together around the country to elect the first president who will truly fight for our rights and equal protection against the law. We’d be terribly unwise not to do all we can to bring him to the Oval Office!!!

      Jun 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      As usual Church lady is confused. She’s been called a racist not because she has no love for Obama (free country sweetie, vote for who you want). Church lady is a racist because she can’t have a conversation without using racist language.

      Kisses to you and yours Church baby

      Jun 25, 2008 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      What’s all this nonsnese about Obama not supporting marriage making it okay for gay voters not to support him? Such a stance is profoundly moronic. He doesn’t support gay marriage because (guess what?!) most people don’t support it and could never be elected on a pro-gay marriage ticket. DEAL WITH IT!

      What Obama will do, however, is pave the way in a very significant way for gay marriage in the future. Obama is gay marriage’s best hope for the future and I honestly have very little respect for those gay people who think his realistic approach to the issue of gay marriage is a justification for not supporting him. It isn’t; not when he supports every other kind of right for gay people, when he pushes for the acceptance of gay people, when he’s the only big-name candidate that consistently mentions gay people in his enormously impressive speeches. It just isn’t and people ought to grow up, get some sense and start understanding just how gravely important this election is for gay people!

      Obama is a truly awe-inspiring politician and it’ll be a travesty, for sure, if he isn’t elected in November.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Guess you’re playing the same tunes that Barack is playing in his ipod:

      http://streetknowledge.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/ba

      Go on CitizenGeek join Hussein and get jiggy with some of ludacris wonderful tunes, such as:

      ‘0 Mystikal’

      “start a fight dog, ruin the party So move bitch, get out the way hoe All you faggot motherfuckers make way for 2-0 So…”

      ‘Hoes In my room’

      “Then it got to my head, and somethin’ reminded me
      I know who let ‘em in, it was Bill O’ Reilly, faggot
      Ya white bread, chicken-shit nigga”

      ‘Go 2 Sleep’

      “Cause I slang brown, white, yellow, purple and green
      And all you faggot-muthafuckas gotta know the routine”

      Thank goodness there are some people with self esteem and dignity left:

      http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/02/214306.php

      Jun 25, 2008 at 9:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      No Bitch we’re no longer crying the HillBilly Blues anymore

      MOVE THE FUCK ON Churchychicken!

      Jun 26, 2008 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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