President Obama will be the first sitting President of the United States to have posed for the cover of a LGBT publication, it was announced Tuesday.
Obama was named the “ally of the year” by Out magazine. Obama will be featured on the cover in a black and white photograph.
“This is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of an LGBT title, a historic moment in itself, and a statement on how much his administration has done to advance a singularly volatile issue that tarnished the reputations of both President Clinton and President Bush,” the magazine wrote on its website.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief sat down with the President for an interview, to be published as part of the publication’s “Out100” 2015 edition.
Obama was described by the publication as, “a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.”
Here’s the magazine cover:
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) November 10, 2015