9/5/08

Michelle Obama Supports the LGBT Community

By Lesbian Parenting Writer Julie Phineas

The Latest Scoop: US Magazine reports Michelle Obama will not be having another child.


The wife of the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States reportedly told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview which airs Monday, "I think I'm done... I think our third child is this campaign." The interview is running during the sixth season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 8th, 2008, where Michelle Obama skillfully declines to comment on the pregnancy of Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin's 17-year old daughter Bristol.

Barack Obama has been interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few times, and John McCain has been on the show before as well as a few other political figures.

As a lesbian mom I feel that anyone who appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is trying to appeal to the LGBT community since Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian.

Sometimes their appeal backfires, like with John McCain, who stumbled through a mini-statement about how he "respectfully disagrees" with Ellen's request for equal rights.

In the case of Michelle Obama, I hardly speculate that her appeal to the LGBT community on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will backfire, since this is just one example of how Michelle Obama is working to show LGBT supporters that they can trust their vote with her husband, Barack Obama, for President.



The Daily News reported Michelle Obama attending a fundraiser on September 3rd in Los Angeles. This fundraiser turned out to be a 'meet and greet' at a gay and lesbian reception at a mansion in Bel Air. (You can watch the Fox News Video here.)

Michelle Obama reached out to voters in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to secure their vote for her husband. In other LGBT events Mrs. Obama has been seen at include the LGBT Caucus for the Democratic National Convention on August 26, 2008 where she said "We want to make our nation a place where everyone gets a shot regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation”; and The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee on June 26, 2008 where she stated that "Barack is not new to the cause of the LGBT community".

Michelle Obama has been very vocal about Barack Obama's support of the LGBT community. According to EqualityGiving.org, "No public statements are known from Cindy McCain in support of our rights."




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6 comments:

Sei said...

One columnist started his column after her speech last week with "perhaps we have gathered to nominate the wrong Obama".

I have always liked Mrs. Obama. I like her a lot better than her husband. Then again, I remember feeling that way about the Clintons.

Paula Brooks said...

I would almost have to agree with that columnist...

The number one reason I was so down on Hil was I questioned her judgment in not dumping to SOB of a husband of hers...

oh and SEI... why don't you get in touch with me... I think we could use an insightful person such as yourself on our team here.

Sei said...

I tried to get in touch with you today, but for some reason I can't get to the email links.

I am honored that you would like me to get in touch, though. :)

Paula Brooks said...

E mail me at dayatthebeach2@yahoo.com

Renee Gannon said...

Does anyone else think that Michelle Obama looks a tad like Oprah??

Sei said...

Ms Brooks,

I emailed you, and I hope it went through. I also will understand what ever happens. I included a lot in there just to be totally honest and above board.

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