A White House spokesperson said the LGBT groups were among a wide range of constituency organizations that were invited by the administration to arrange for guests of their choosing to take the tour.
The guests of select LGBT groups visited the East Wing of the White House and saw the same ceremonial and historic rooms in a self-guided tour that the general public sees. Those who attended the tour said there were no Obama administration officials present.
“I’ve heard from a number of guests how pleased they were to be invited and how much they enjoyed the tour,” said Leslie Calman, executive director of the Mautner Project, a Washington-based lesbian health organization.
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To add insult to injury, this tour occurred while Obama and his family were on vacation!
They couldn't loudly and publicly say "no," could they? After all, it might have been "rude."
No wonder Obama treats LGBT people with contempt!
When you can buy off "liberals" and "activists" with some finger food and with a tour of the White House when you are not around to even have to talk with them, why should LGBT equality be taken seriously by Obama, or by most other politicians for that matter?