President Obama Fist Bumps To Gay Sex Joke

President Barack Obama fist bumped to a gay sex joke. Does this mean President Obama is homophobic? Not in the least bit, in fact he’s probably the best ally the LGBT community has ever had in a Commander in Chief. However, if you see conservatives spinning this blip on the map of President Obama news, let us clear it up by giving you the facts as the fist bump photo has already gone viral.

President Barack Obama was visiting Colorado and Texas, when a gay joke resulted in a photograph of the president fist bumping a guy taking his order at Franklin Barbecue in Texas.

According to Daniel Rugg Webb, he told the Austin Chronicle as President Obama walked up to the cash register he was met with a pretty powerful fist bump. When the President approached the counter Webb shouted, “Equal rights for gay people!” Obama then asked, “Are you gay?” Webb countered, “Only when I have sex.” The president found this remark humorous and said, “Bump me” as he put his fist out.

Here’s a look at the photo:

Throughout his presidency, Obama, who had a moderate stance on gay rights, has done an enormous amount for the LGBT community, proving that his shift to a pro stance on marriage equality, and his opposition to Proposition 8 wasn’t just a re-elect gimmick.

According to the New York Times, despite receiving mounting pressure from religious groups, the president is finally getting his executive order into motion that would bar discrimination against gay men and lesbians from companies that do government work. This executive order would protect 16 million Americans against work discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity from government jobs.

President Obama has done so much for the LGBT community that Newsweek even dubbed him as “the first gay president.” Additionally, according to journalist Lisa Neff, he’s backed a group that’s usually pushed to the back of the community — transgender Americans.

Neff said that the president is “the first chief executive to say ‘transgender’ in a speech, to name transgender political appointees and to prohibit job bias against transgender government workers. Also in his first term, he signed hate crime legislation that became the first federal civil rights protections for transgender people in U.S. history.”

Barbara Siperstein, who is the first trans person to be elected in the Democratic National Committee explained, how Obama’s low-key approach can help.

“It’s quiet by design, because the louder you are in Washington, the more the drama.”

A fist-bump every now and then doesn’t hurt either.

[Image via Kevin P. Casey/Associated Press]