acknowledgments

Look, Obama Gave Gay Hate a Shout Out!

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Sure, the president only had a one-word mention for the gays during his speech at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany, but it’s more than he had to say about us while speaking to the Middle East in Cairo.

The choice quote: “Also to this day, there are those who perpetuate every form of intolerance — racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and more — hatred that degrades its victims and diminishes us all.” (Full transcript here.)

Indeed, Western Europe is a much more friendly environment for addressing homophobia than the Middle East, where it’s not worth mentioning because it doesn’t exist.