Michelle Obama made quite an impression on gay celebrities who were filled with praise for the US First Lady after her widely-praised speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday (4 September).
‘I’ve never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever,’ tweeted Anderson Cooper who is anchoring convention coverage for CNN.
Singer Ricky Martin was even more effusive in his praise: ‘Such a beautiful and powerful speech!!! Real! Honest! Emotional! Passionate! Thank you First Lady @MichelleObama.’
Mrs. Obama made several references to LGBT equality in her speech. Here are other reactions from famous members of the LGBT community:
Transgender activist and author Chaz Bono: ‘1st night was great, the 1st lady’s speech was amazing. The difference between the parties is so clear. My choice is
Broadway and television star Andrew Ranells: ‘GD I love Michelle Obama! Well done, First Lady! Well done!’
Activist and columnist Dan Savage: ‘Holy shit. Not just a reference to "who they love, ‘but Michelle put us at the altar.’ That’s gonna wind up in NOM videos.
Actor Darryl Stephens:
@MichelleObama‘s speech could not have been more moving or more beautiful. I am so proud to call her my First Lady. (I’m an emotional mess.)
Broadway star Rory O’Malley: My god
#MichelleObama was amazing!!!!!!
Broadway, TV and film star Cheyenne Jackson: Preach mama! #DNC. Dayum.