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Letters to President-elect Obama: Suzanne Westenhoefer

Letters to President-elect Obama: Suzanne Westenhoefer


Open letters from 26 gay men and lesbians.

Dear President Obama,

Now that you are officially the first black president, I hope you will find a way to empower all minorities to work as one. I am just that hopeful!

A few other suggestions:

1. If it looks like you can't pull all the troops out of Iraq right away, then just get out the homos. Once people see how often and amazingly we serve, they may realize we've been in the military forever and are necessary. If not, no worries. I've always felt homos are too precious to lose anyway.

2. Make Hillary Clinton head of homeland security. Over 18 million of us are still wanting to see her serve, and this job seems like something she could really sink her teeth into. I like the idea that she'd be looking out for our safety.

3. For the next eight years, please have sex only with your beautiful wife. Everyone would really appreciate this. Apparently fixing our economy, global warming, and ending our military presence in other countries pales in comparison to this one task. Make no mistake -- you are being watched.

Now go kick ass and change the world! And welcome to D.C.!


Suzanne WestenhoeferComedian and star of the documentary A Bottom on Top

More Letters to the President-elect:Tammy Baldwin, Democratic member of Congress from Wisconsin

Daniel Tammet, author of Born on a Blue Day

Evan Wolfson, Executive director of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry

Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign

Melissa Etheridge, singer-songwriter

Michelangelo Signorile, radio host and author of Queer in America

Tammy Bruce, radio talk-show host and author of The New American Revolution

Kenji Yoshino, professor at New York University School of Law and the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Vestal McIntyre, author of You Are Not the One and the forthcoming Lake Overturn

Jarrett Lucas, codirector of the 2008 Soulface Q Equality Ride

Michael Lowenthal, author of Charity Girl and Avoidance

Suzanne Westenhoefer, comedian and star of the documentary A Bottom on Top

Jim Buzinski, CEO and cofounder of

Perez Hilton, blogger, radio host, and television personality

Carole Midgen, former California state senator

Pam Spaulding, Durham, N.C.-based blogger

Paris Barclay, Executive Producer/Director HBO's In Treatment

Lorri L. Jean, CEO, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center

Jeffrey Prang, Mayor of West Hollywood

Jorge Valencia, Executive director and CEO of Point Foundation

Mark Leno, California assemblyman

The Reverend Doctor Troy D. Perry, founder and moderator emeritus, Metropolitan Community Churches\

Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

Donna Rose, transgender activist

Peter Tatchell, LGBT human rights campaigner and spokesman for OutRage!

Rachel B. Tiven, Executive Director, Immigration Equality

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