President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

"We’re All Parents"A mother kisses her son while at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Shady Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. President Obama visited the community on Sunday and delivered a moving speech. He said of being a parent, “It comes as a shock at a certain point where you realize no matter how much you love these kids, you can’t do it by yourself, that this job of keeping our children safe and teaching them well is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community and the help of a nation. And in that way we come to realize that we bear responsibility for every child, because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours, that we’re all parents, that they are all our children.” (Read the complete transcript)

"We’re All Parents"
A mother kisses her son while at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Shady Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. President Obama visited the community on Sunday and delivered a moving speech. He said of being a parent, “It comes as a shock at a certain point where you realize no matter how much you love these kids, you can’t do it by yourself, that this job of keeping our children safe and teaching them well is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community and the help of a nation. And in that way we come to realize that we bear responsibility for every child, because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours, that we’re all parents, that they are all our children.” (Read the complete transcript)

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It’s finally Election Day. Take full advantage of The Advocate's “LGBT Election Party Cheat Sheet,” which is useful for doling out a few key points when trying to look smart among activist friends who are talking politics.
(Research by Michelle Garcia; Infographic by Scott McPherson)

It’s finally Election Day. Take full advantage of The Advocate's “LGBT Election Party Cheat Sheet,” which is useful for doling out a few key points when trying to look smart among activist friends who are talking politics.

(Research by Michelle Garcia; Infographic by Scott McPherson)

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In a new original song and video, Fred Goldring, the man who co-produced 2008’s Yes We Can with will.i.am delivers a collaborative effort to encourage people to vote, and to vote left. Titled after Obama’s election campaign the track features artists Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield, jazz musician Herbie Hancock, rock trio Delta Rae, and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik. The lyrics consist of words like “dignity” and “equality” while the President’s standing-ovation-inducing DNC speech fades in and out over the background vocals of a harmonious choir. Whether or not you agree with this video, it’s important to have your voice be heard. Be sure to set some time aside on Tuesday, November 6 to vote. Watch the video after the jump!

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We came across this great fractal-rainbow image of Obama. We contacted the artist to tell us a bit about it.

My name is Tom Vasquez, I am an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier this month, I was inspired to create this image of President Obama as a tribute to his historic decision in support of marriage equality. I admire the president for taking a stand for what’s right. Since creating this piece, I’ve had many requests to put it on tee-shirts for Pride month and beyond. My ultimate hope is to have the president sign one of the limited edition prints I will be producing and to have it displayed prominently in my apartment!”   www.tomvasquez.com

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Newsweek ObamaNewsweek hopped on the colorful cover bandwagon on Sunday with the above image of Barack Obama dubbed as “The First Gay President.” Accompanying the bold headline is the President with a rainbow-colored halo. This comes only days after he announced his support for marriage equality in an ABC news interview.

The Little Memes That Could

Since President Obama came out in support of marriage equality on Wednesday, the internet has been aflutter with “yay”s and “nay”s. Some being more creative and comical than others. Click above to view our slideshow roundup of our favorite memes since the historic interview with the President.
 

The Advocate The New Yorker Gay Marriage Cover ObamaThe New Yorker released next week’s cover, titled “Spectrum of Light” on Friday, which depicts the White House with a new rainbow paint job. This comes days after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in the U.S. The long-time New Yorker Illustrator, Bob Staake, says:

“I am honored to be doing this cover. It’s a celebratory moment for our country, and that’s what I tried to capture. (I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but they are what they are—I had to use them.) I wanted to celebrate the bravery of the President’s statement—a statement long overdue—but all the more appreciated in this political year. We are on the right side of history.”