Sen. Barack Obama, who’s been criticized of late for not talking to the gay press, reportedly did an interview with The Advocate on Monday.
Michelle Garcia, an editorial assistant for The Advocate, told Dallas Voice on Tuesday that the interview will be posted on the magazine’s Web site Thursday. It marks Obama’s first interview with a gay publication since October, when he spoke to The Advocate in response to the controversy surrounding Donnie McClurkin.
Since then, Hillary Clinton has done interviews with Dallas Voice, The Washington Blade, The Philadelphia Gay News, and two gay newspapers in Ohio. Last week, The Philadelphia Gay News left a blank space next to the newspaper’s interview with Clinton to draw attention to Obama’s snub.
A spokesman for Obama’s campaign said Tuesday that the interview with The Advocate was scheduled prior to publication of the PGN edition and was not done in response to the blank space, which drew widespread media attention.
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