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June 24, 2012

Obama Pride


As the White House crunches numbers looking ahead to November, they can take heart from many displays of passion during Gay Pride marches and parades yesterday, this one in front of the Stonewall Inn.

If a news photo can be indicative at all, I count least 16 rainbow flags in this picture — and they’re all subordinate to a campaign poster. The message seems pretty clear: many in the LGBT communities are ready to bend over backwards for his re-election.

(photo: Michael Nagle/Getty Images caption: Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn during the New York City Gay Pride March on June 24, 2012 in New York City. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street.)

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