What perfect timing! Just days after Philadelphia Gay News‘ Hillary Clinton-donating publisher, Mark Segal blasted Barack Obama for not talking to the press, The Advocate announced that it’s about to publish an interview with the presidential candidate that it conducted yesterday. Via Dallas Voice:
Michelle Garcia, an editorial assistant for The Advocate, told Dallas Voice on Tuesday that the interview will be posted on the magazineâ€™s Web site Thursday. It marks Obamaâ€™s first interview with a gay publication since October, when he spoke to The Advocate in response to the controversy surrounding Donnie McClurkin.
A spokesman for Obamaâ€™s campaign said Tuesday that the interview with The Advocate was scheduled prior to publication of the PGN edition and was not done in response to [PGN‘s criticism], which drew widespread media attention.
Forgive our skepticism.
Meanwhile, is The Advocate the only gay publication on Obama’s radar? C’mon! Show the little guys some love, dude.