Barack Obama admits he called people ‘f*gs’ as an ‘insecure’ teenager
Barack Obama has admitted he called people “f*gs” as a teenager, and feels “profoundly ashamed” of his past.
The leader made the revelation about his homophobic past in the first volume of his memoirs, A Promised Land, which was published on Wednesday.
In the book, Obama speaks candidly about the regressive views towards LGBT+ people he held in the years before entering politics, admitting his “attitudes toward gays, lesbians, and transgender people hadn’t always been particularly enlightened”.
Barack Obama reveals he had a lesbian aunt and ‘regrets’ teenage homophobia.
Revealing for the first time that his great aunt was in a same-sex relationship, the leader wrote: “I grew up in the 70s, a time when LGBTQ life was far less visible to those outside the community, so that [grandmother] Toot’s sister
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