This article was published on April 13th, 2015
One of the strongest global and American advocates for LGBT rights around the world launched her second campaign for the White House. Former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and new grandmother Hillary Clinton announced her intention to seek the highest office in the United States through a YouTube video that now seen more than two million hits.
Her video was marked by a diverse group of Americans including an African American couple, Hispanic individuals, and even a lesbian and gay couple. The video aims to show a different side of Clinton who has been in the public eye for more than two decades. She stated “I am getting ready to do something too” and goes on to say that she’s getting ready to run for president.
Clinton suggests that Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times but that the deck is still stacked for those at the top. The gay rights champion argues that Americans need a advocate and she wants to that cheerleader. She’s hitting the road this week heading to Iowa and New Hempire to win the votes of Democratic voters throughout the country. The Clinton that the world sees today is transformed from the woman in the 2008 presidential election. She knows her weaknesses and strengths and perhaps most importantly she’s a confident in who she is as a public figure. Opponents may argue her policies but her standing as a global leader is solid.
Voters throughout the United States of America have a chance to elect a fighter who will fight for their issues, including equal rights for LGBT Americans. While much progress has been made under President Obama, there remains much work to be done yet. The Clinton campaign can count a San Francisco gay group “I’d bottom for Hilary” in their pocket. The “Bottom for Hillary” group suggests that they are a powerful group of people who are willing to bottom for Hillary. “She is a bad ass bitch. She is the head bitch in charge. She is the Ma’dammmmnn President”.
It should be intriguing to watch as the 2016 presidential race unfolds. HomoCulture hopes that all citizens in the US will take time to reflect upon who will fight for equal rights for all as promised by their constitutional documents.
We are curious what you think about Clinton – do you support her for her commitment to gay rights? Why or why not? Will she become the first woman president? Let us know your comments on Twitter by using the hashtags #homoculture and #hilary2016.