Rumours about former President Barack Obama’s sexuality have been rife since he first began campaigning, but in a new biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” the author casts some light on this issue.
The author describes “Barry” Obama’s relationship with his openly gay professor and goes further into the semi-confessional letter he wrote to his first serious girlfriend about his choice of sexuality.
David Garrow writes for the Washington Post, the NT Times and has written a widely acclaimed biography on Martin L. King.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The biographer added, “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,” Garrow wrote.
“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.”