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Former President Obama Fantasized About Homosexuality in Resurfaced Letters

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Former President Barack Obama’s ex-girlfriend Alex McNear has revealed that the 44th president fantasized about having sex with men in a series of letters resurfaced by the New York Post on Saturday.

The New York Post shared that in 1982, Obama wrote to McNear saying “In regard to homosexuality, I must say that I believe this is an attempt to remove oneself from the present, a refusal perhaps to perpetuate the endless farce of earthly life. You see, I make love to men daily, but in the imagination . . .”

The former president elaborated on his sexuality, continuing “My mind is androgynous to a great extent and I hope to make it more so until I can think in terms of people, not women as opposed to men... but, in returning to the body, I see that I have been made a man, and physically in life, I choose to accept that contingency.”

David Garrow, the Obama biographer who drew attention to the letters in an August 2 interview with Tablet, initially received limited access to the letters from McNear as he worked on “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.” McNear, who Garrow believed “wanted to have her role known,” kept some of the content in the letters private at the time: “she redacted one paragraph in one of them and just said, ‘It’s about homosexuality.’”

Later Garrow’s friend Harvey Klehr copied the redacted contents for Garrow when McNear sold the letters to Emory University, likely to help pay for her mother’s medical conditions, according to Garrow’s interview. Klehr further provided access to the New York Post.

President Obama, who in his two terms as president opposed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy and the Defense of Marriage Act, also stated that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman” and referenced his “Christian” beliefs in that “sacred union” in an interview at Saddleback church in California in 2008.

His stances on homosexuality and marriage left observers of the 2008 campaign trail confused; likewise, Garrow was left baffled by Obama’s stark lack of female narrative in his autobiography “Dreams From My Father.” “It completely omits women,” Garrow told Tablet. “I’ve always thought that there’d eventually be a feminist critique of Obama because his mother and all the girlfriends—they’re not there. They don’t exist.”

President Obama’s representatives have not responded to the New York Post for a comment regarding their release of the letter.


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