"Growing up wasn’t easy. Repetitive insults were constantly thrown my way. Being myself made people 'uncomfortable.' But this country has come a long way in accepting LGBT Americans like myself—and President Obama is at the forefront of that change.
"When then-Senator Obama kicked off his campaign in 2007, I saw a man who understood and empathized with the struggles of minorities like myself. From repealing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' so patriotic men and women don’t have to hide who they are to serve the country they love to extending hospital visitation rights to same-sex couples and supporting marriage equality—his record in the White House is the best, bar none."