Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage

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An in-depth look at the career of President Barack Obama and his views about gay-related issues, starting when he ran for Illinois senate in 1996 and ending mid-way through his term as president. Written by Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City Times, the book also includes articles and essays by some of the most respected journalists, bloggers and activists in gay media. This book, with 570 pages and 140 images/photos, has extensive coverage, in words and images, of Obama's record on gay and AIDS issues, including detailed quotes from his speeches, photos at gay events, and answers to surveys early in his career. Essayists and writers in the book include Lisa Keen, Kerry Eleveld, Michelangelo Signorile, Phill Wilson, Chuck Colbert, Pam Spaulding, Wayne Besen, and many more.

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Obama and the GaysA POLITICAL MARRIAGEObamaAndTheGays.com
DADT. ENDA. DOMA. These four-letter words are familiar to almosteveryone involved in the struggle for gay civil rights. Like it ornot, they form the core of the national "gay agenda." When BarackObama ran for president, he promised repeal of the Don't Ask,Don't Tell military gay ban and passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He also said he would push for repeal of thefederal Defense of Marriage Act, even though he was personallyagainst same-sex marriage.Obama and the Gays presents a clear, lively, in-depth review ofBarack Obama's policies on gay issues, from the early days of hispolitical career through his meteoric rise to prominence--all inthe context of the political landscape of the times--and examinesthe role the gay community has played in Obama's victories.Obama and the Gays also documents the actions and reactionsof influential gay organizations and gay community leaders toObama's speeches, positions, and decisions that directly affect thelives of our LGBT citizens.Midway through Obama's first term in office, how is he doing?Veteran gay journalist Tracy Baim and a host of voices within thegay community take a close look at Obama's trajectory on gayissues, from his Illinois Senate candidacy to his run for U.S. Senateand then U.S. president. Written near the end of his first two yearsin office, Obama and the Gays assesses his progress on gay andAIDS issues, and also the frustrations of a gay movement.In the first book ever published on this topic, Baim is joined bysome of the most respected LGBT journalists, bloggers, and activistsfrom around the U.S. Dozens of national and Chicago activists areinterviewed about their views on Obama's gay record. There arealso 50 pages of photos, images, and memorabilia from Obama'scampaigns and legislative career.President Obama has accomplished more for gay rights than anyprevious president, but many of his most crucial promises haveyet to be fulfilled. This exciting new book presents a wide rangeof information, opinions, and interviews, so readers can make uptheir own minds about the track record for gay rights of the 44thpresident of the United States.Additionalreporting byChuck ColbertRoss FormanLisa KeenMicki LeventhalJerry NunnKaren OcambBob RoehrEssaysWayne BesenSean CahillJohn D'EmilioKerry EleveldRod McCullomThe Rev. Irene MonroeMichelangelo SignorilePam SpauldingTimothy Stewart-WinterAndrew TobiasPhill WilsonInterviewsRep. Tammy BaldwinBrian BondStampp CorbinRep. Barney FrankRep. Jared PolisEric SternMichael BauerJamie CitronVernita GrayMark IshaugArt JohnstonMary MortenDavid MunarLaura RickettsJane SaksDebra ShoreKevin ThompsonTom Tunney... and many more

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Tracy Baim is publisher and executive editor at Windy City Media Group, which produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, and other gay media. She co-founded Windy City Times in 1985 and Outlines newspaper in 1987. She has won numerous gay community and journalism honors, including the Community Media Workshop's Studs Terkel Award in 2005. She started in Chicago gay journalism in 1984 at GayLife newspaper, one month after graduating with a news-editorial degree from Drake University. Baim is the editor of Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of the City's Gay Movement (2008, Agate), the first comprehensive book on Chicago's gay history; Where the World Meets, a photo book about Gay Games VII in Chicago (2007, Lulu.com-Baim served as co-vice chair of the Gay Games board); and Half Life, a novel about lesbians in the military, which was adapted for the Chicago stage and performed at American Theater Company in 2004. Baim was executive producer of the lesbian feature film Hannah Free (2008, Ripe Fruit Films), starring Sharon Gless. She was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1994 and was named a Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 leader in 1995. Baim is a native Chicagoan and has been with her partner, 20-year Air Force veteran Jean Albright, for 16 years.

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