A new book is set to be released in early May. According to the new book, as a young man President Obama 'considered gayness.'
The book is titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. It is written by David Garrow. In the book it is revealed that Obama had a very close relationship with openly gay assistant professor Lawrence Goldyn.
From the book:
“Goldyn made a huge impact on Barry Obama. Almost a quarter century later, asked about his understanding of gay issues, Obama enthusiastically said, ‘my favorite professor my first year in college was one of the first openly gay people that I knew…He was a terrific guy” with whom Obama developed a ‘friendship beyond the classroom.’”
“Goldyn years later would remember that Obama ‘was not fearful of being associated with me’ in terms of ‘talking socially’ and ‘learning from me’ after as well as in class.:
“Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to his first intimate girlfriend that he had thought about and considered gayness, but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex. But there is no doubting that Goldyn gave eighteen-year-old Barry a vastly more positive and uplifting image of gay identity and self-confidence than he had known in Honolulu.”
Garrow was asked by the Daily Caller if Obama experimented with homosexuality. “I think anyone and everyone, no matter what their role in life deserves a certain basic degree of privacy, in that context,” the Daily Caller noted.
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Obama 'Considered Gayness' as a Young Man