US: Obama 'first gay President'
Washington: In a controversial stunt, Newsweek's May 21 issue calls Barack Obama the US' "first gay president”.
Newsweek is celebrating Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage by featuring his image with a rainbow halo above his head. The issue’s cover story, titled "The First Gay President”, is penned by Andrew Sullivan, who is the popular -- and openly gay -- political blogger.
In a blog post published earlier this week, Sullivan had written: “I do not know how orchestrated this was; and I do not know how calculated it is. What I know is that, absorbing the news, I was uncharacteristically at a loss for words for a while, didn't know what to write, and, like many Dish readers, there are tears in my eyes.”