Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama sat for a wide ranging interview with The Advocate in which he talks about repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, his commitment to GLBT civil rights, and speaking about gay issues to non-gay audiences.
The interview comes at an interesting time. Obama has been criticized by a few gay journalists and activists who complain that Obama had conducted one interview with the gay media during the campaign. Mark Segal, publisher of Philadelphia Gay News made a splash with a bitter editorial against Obama and a glowing interview with Hillary Clinton. Segal neglected to mention that he is a strong supporter of Clinton and has contributed $1,000 to her campaign.
Obama kicks off the interview by speaking to the criticism: