Obama shows his gay pride in new viral image

Designer has been met with massive demand for t-shirts so they can worn at gay pride events

Obama shows his gay pride in new viral image
26 June 2012

A fractal rainbow image of President Barack Obama is going viral.

Created by artist Tom Vasquez from Brooklyn, New York, he said he wanted to create a tribute to Obama supporting marriage equality.

In an interview with The Advocate, Vasquez said: ‘I admire the president for taking a stand for what’s right.

‘Since creating this piece, I’ve had many requests to put it on t-shirts for Pride month and beyond.’

He added: ‘My ultimate hope is to have the president sign one of the limited edition prints I will be producing and to have it displayed prominently in my apartment!’

Obama made history on 9 May by becoming the first sitting president to support equal marriage for all.

Since showing his support, he called for the US Senate to pass a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act at an LGBT Pride Month reception he hosted at The White House on 15 June.

‘Americans may be still evolving when it comes to marriage equality but as I’ve indicated, personally Michelle and I have made up our minds on this issue,’ Obama said at the event.

He added: ‘As long as I have the privilege of being the president, I promise you, you won’t just have a friend in the White House but you’ll have a fellow advocate.’

If you would like to order the print on an adult sized t-shirt, they are available from Vasquez’s website for $25 (£16.02, €20.02).  

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