President Barack Obama is making a statement with his latest magazine cover.
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Obama was recently named Out Magazine's "Ally of the Year," and was featured on the cover of the magazine as a celebration of his accomplishments for the LGBT community.
The president also gave an interview to the magazine about his opinions on gay rights and his evolving views over the years. He is the first ever U.S. president to grant a photo shoot and interview to an LGBT magazine.
%shareLinks-quote="When he was sworn in on January 20, 2009, there were two states where same-sex marriage was legal. Today it is a right nationwide. Many share credit for what has transpired, but there's no question that without the active engagement of the 44th president of the United States, who has made securing the rights of LGBT Americans a fundamental part of his legacy, we'd still be working to fulfill that dream." type="quote" author="Editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin " authordesc="Out Magazine" isquoteoftheday="false"%
During his six years in office, Obama was able to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, a feat that was absolutely monumental for the LGBT community.
%shareLinks-quote="Part of being American is having a responsibility to stand up for freedom...not just our own freedom, but for everybody's freedom." type="quote" author="President Barack Obama" authordesc="Out Magazine" isquoteoftheday="false"%
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