I just wanted to give a little shout out to Mr. President Barack Obama for coming out in support of gay marriage. I’d like to think that he had always been a supporter and was waiting for the right moment to make the announcement. I hope this was it, and that it helps to propel him into his next (fingers crossed) term. I’m not a political person, and I often can’t stand politics because there is nothing real or sincere about it. There is no one to trust in politics it seems. I can’t be bothered with the games. However, since Mr. Obama came along, people, young people especially, have had a reason to hope. I’m not even American, but what I wouldn’t give to be able to vote for him!
“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.” —Bob Staake, the artist who created “Spectrum of Light,” the cover of next week’s issue.
I have many gay friends who are in some of the most loving relationships and partnerships I have ever witnessed. I am 100% behind gay marriage, or better put, just MARRIAGE between two people who love each other!! I feel very proud to live in a country which recognizes this and honours these relationships. I hope this never changes.
President Obama is being a wonderful example to his two young daughters and to all the young people in the world. It gives me hope that things are going to keep changing for the better. Here’s to 4 more years, President Obama. Yes we can.