The Daily Beast contributor
Andrew Sullivan has warned against the idolization of President
Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton for their
contributions to the gay rights movement.
Sullivan married his partner Aaron Tone
in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 2007.
Seconds after scolding Democratic
politicians who don't embrace gay rights despite the LGBT community's
financial support – “If we think we're going to get this through
paying these Democratic Party mockers, you know, all this money, like
the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) or other groups do, we're crazy” –
in a Big
titled Andrew Sullivan: It Gets Better – But Not Through
Politics, Sullivan warns, “This worshiping of Obama or of
Clinton or of these Democratic figures for me is really kind of a sad
artifact of the gay need still to feel worthy.”
Instead, the 47-year-old British-born
Sullivan argues being out and social media will win equality.
“[Society] will have to adjust to us,
because it will seem absurd not to,” Sullivan says.
“If you change the society and the
culture, the politics will follow. And that's why this kind of thing
It Gets Better is fantastic. That's why all the social media has been
“I've always believed in a way that
if every gay person really did come out, it would be over,”
Sullivan concludes. (The video is embedded in the right panel of