Andrew Sullivan made a splash this week with his Newsweek cover story calling President Obama “the first gay president,” writing that:
“Barack Obama had to come out of a different closet [than gays]. He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family. The America he grew up in had no space for a boy like him: black yet enveloped by loving whiteness, estranged from a father he longed for (another common gay experience), hurtling between being a Barry and a Barack, needing an American racial identity as he grew older but chafing also against it and over-embracing it at times.
“This is the gay experience...”
Sullivan sat down recently with On Faith’s Sally Quinn and talked about his own reconciling religion and homosexuality. Watch the interview below: