Obama will become the first sitting US President to be featured on the cover of a GLBT magazine.
President Obama will be featured on the cover of Out Magazine’s “Out 100” issue as the publication’s Ally of the Year.
The US President earned the distinction for his administration’s support in helping secure the legalisation of same-sex marriage earlier this year. His appearance on the cover of Out Magazine is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of an GLBT publication, according to the magazine — is a historic moment in itself.
In awarding Obama the prize, Out Magazine’s editorial board wrote “The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year — a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.”