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Barack Obama Claimed To Regularly Fantasize About Men In Resurfaced Letter

Barack Obama Says He Regularly Fantasized About Men In Resurfaced Letter

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At 21, Obama shared his thoughts on gender and sexuality with an ex-girlfriend.

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A letter written by former President Barack Obama to a woman he dated in college is giving some new insight on his thoughts about gender and sexuality.

Obama dated Alex McNear during his time at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and the two reportedly reconnected not long after they broke up in 1981. A year later, in November of 1982, Obama wrote McNear a letter that is now owned by Emory University.

Although they have prohibited photography of it, Harvey Klehr transcribed it by hand to send to historian and Obama biographer David Garrow.

“In regard to homosexuality, I must say that I believe this is an attempt to remove oneself from the present, a refusal perhaps to perpetuate the endless farce of earthly life,” Obama reportedly wrote, according to a copy of the transcript shared with the New York Post. “You see, I make love to men daily, but in the imagination.”

Obama, who was 21 at the time the letter was written, also reportedly mused on gender, saying that his “mind is androgynous to a great extent.”

“I hope to make it more so until I can think in terms of people, not women as opposed to men. But, in returning to the body, I see that I have been made a man, and physically in life, I choose to accept that contingency,” he wrote.

Garrow himself seemed unfazed by these remarks when asked for comment, telling the Post that “it’s ‘public record’ news that a (vast?) majority of human beings have sexual fantasies.”

But the general public already has loud opinions, with conservatives and blue checks screaming about Obama being “fake & gay,” while another theory suggests, “barack obama being a fake bisexual to attract artsy girls in college is much more believable than him being secretly actually gay.”

The former president himself has yet to chime in about the 42-year-old letter.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.