The press release begins: "It has been decades since The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, has made a presidential endorsement. The president’s statement on May 9 of this year, unequivocally in favor of marriage equality, along with his record on LGBT rights, has distinguished Barack Obama for the ages and has made it clear that he is a transformational leader and our best choice for president."
While the endorsement of Obama is not surprising, it is surprising that the Advocate did not endorse him earlier.
Better late than never.
The choice of an illustrated cover, Obama-as-emancipator is curious. While the gay community can certainly claim injustices and intolerance, the last time we looked, we were not particularly enslaved, and the whole thing is a bit premature.