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Barack Obama To Gay Kids: ‘You Are Not Alone. You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

Reading from his usual teleprompter, President Barack Obama has released his own YouTube video, speaking of an “obligation” to keep schools safe, and reminding young people and parents that bullying others, or being bullied, is not some standard rite of passage that we should tolerate. Props to the prez for reaching out, but…

This doesn’t excuse ya, buddy. You don’t get to tell children that it gets better when you’ve got a hand in ensuring they will be treated as less than equals when they are adults, whether in marriage or filing their taxes or serving their country.

It’s a great message, but it loses some value when it’s delivered by a man who does not think LGBT kids are the equivalent as straight ones.

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