It’s a historic moment, as Obama is the first sitting president to be photographed for the cover of a LGBT magazine. Obama, who was named Out’s Ally of The Year, also participated in an interview with Out editor Aaron Hicklin.
“When he was sworn in on January 20, 2009, there were two states where same-sex marriage was legal,” wrote Hicklin. “Today it is a right nationwide. Many share credit for what has transpired, but there’s no question that without the active engagement of the 44th president of the United States, who has made securing the rights of LGBT Americans a fundamental part of his legacy, we’d still be working to fulfill that dream. On this issue, among many others, he is truly a great American.”