Sara Whitman

May I Please Beam for a Moment?

Filed By Sara Whitman | February 11, 2010 2:00 PM | comments

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Tags: mothers, proud mom, Sara Whitman

My Big Fat Gay Family with President Obama.


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How come the kids were forced to wear ties and adults got off. No fair! Cute pic.

hey, I would have worn a tie!

I will say, they ASKED for their suits and ties. They understood they were meeting the PRESIDENT. and that was a really big deal.

mind you, they also said to me MOM!! DON'T SAY ANYTHING POLITICAL!!!

because you know, that would be mortifying.

Parents = continual, mortifying, clueless embarrassment.

Oh, I've got a 13-year daughter, don't I know. You've got a good-lookin' bunch!


It's a gorgeous pic - your boys look fantastically decorous, and it's great that they'll have this to remember for years to come.

Wow. Congratulations. But may we please have captions so we know who everybody is?

Jeanine- I did not pick out the purple shirt and gray jacket, so don't yell at me... Zachary, traditional tie, Ben, bright green tie, the President but I guess you recognize him, Jake and me.

Thank you. I like the purple and gray. I think this is the first time we've seen Jeanine. It's nice to have a face to go with a name. It's a beautiful family, and you have every right to be proud.

Regan DuCasse | February 11, 2010 4:33 PM

LOVE it! You two remind me of very dear friends of mine and their boys.

I just got a flash, I can see the oldest of your boys in the Oval Office AS President he looks so right for that role.
Those handsome young men look like the proper fellows I know they are.
Beautiful family portrait to be proud of and bragging rights forever!

Love, R.

:0 )

This is so very cool, on a bunch of levels.

You guys look fucking smashing ;D~

HE should have been honored to be photographed with YOU!

We ARE a people!

We DO have families!

And separate is NOT equal!

Bless you for being you [plural]!

What handsome young men! And you two clean up good, too! :)

Fantastic, you guys look great. Nice to have visuals to put with names since I so enjoy your stories about life.
My lot in life seems to be to embarrass my kids too. Imagine being a teenager in a small town and most of the guitarists and bassist in your class take lessons at your house from your dad. Mortifying, especially if you are a musician.

Beautiful and heartwarming photo. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

And, hopefully, he didn't start ignoring your family's existence the moment you left the room.

Well, I try hard to respect diversity of opinion in our own community. We don't all have to think the same about various issues to deserve each other's respect and civil discourse. I can tell this was a very proud moment for this family, and I wouldn't want to take that away from them for anything.

But I think Barack Obama already did, to some degree.

I can't help but share the sentiments of others in these comments, that something is lacking here. I'll avoid the "back of the bus" and "separate but equal" comparisons, but I would like to point out that he is on record as rejecting marriage equality partially because of his religious beliefs. His position on marriage is actually less friendly to our people than Dick Cheney's and not much different from that of the much-castigated "beauty queen" Carrie Jean Prejean. Yet people and media reports seem really riled up about her, when she really has little influence on our society, and not nearly so much about the president, who feels his beliefs trump our civil rights, and who is, after all, supposedly the most powerful person on the planet. Sorry to go on and on, but this all perplexes me.

Sara, what a lovely family!!! Indeed, you all become the White House very well. You`ve warmed up this cold, Canadian winter day for me. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | February 12, 2010 8:43 PM

Love the cuffs on your middle boy! I know, he"ll grow.