The "Ole Razzle Dazzle" – White House Launches "’Winning the Future’ Website on LGBT Rights

Ahhhhh, smells like re-election time is nearing as The White House has launched a website solely dedicated to highlighting President Obama’s accomplishments related to the LGBT community over the past 4 years and what he “promises for the future” (if elected that is.)

According to Brian Bond, Deputy Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, who only deals with gay fluff and not substance::

In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month, The White House launched our first ever LGBT specific constituency webpage: http://wh.gov/lgbt . This webpage is designed to keep you updated on how the President and the Administration are Winning the Future for LGBT Americans.

Please take a look at our Winning the Future for LGBT Americans factsheet http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/factsheet_lgbt.pdf and sign up for our e-mail updates http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/sign-updates-issues-impacting-lgbt-community that will keep you up to speed with what is going on in the Administration. We encourage you to spread the word about this site to your friends, families, and the communities you work with.

Never mind that the list of accomplishments are rather puny as compared to the promises that Obama made us to help him get elected in 2008  Or the fact that when Obama HAD the window of opportunity to push Congress and do substantial LGBT Equality work between 2008 and 2010 he didn’t and pushed the LGBT community to the back of the bus.  Then we have the DADT repeal became a long and drawn out clusterfuck, and not to mention the fact that Obama and the Department of Justice decided not to defend DOMA only AFTER the GOP broke the Democratic stronghold on both houses and the GOP could still defend it.

This is really nothing more than more smoke, mirrors, and the ole razzle dazzle to try to get the LGBT Community back behind him, to open those “gAy ATM’s” once again, and get him re-elected.

The really pathetic thing is.  We don’t have much of a choice

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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