Updated at the end of the post.
What the hell is wrong with the Obama administration? This takes their LGBT snafus well beyond the "this is not a fierce champion" meme and into the realm of incredibly offensive.
White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, the woman who spoke at the HRC dinner last weekend on behalf of the administration, recounted a conversation she had with the parents of gay teen Justin Aarberg before the event. In a video interview with openly gay Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart, Jarrett describes the parents of the teen who committed suicide after being bullied as supportive of "his lifestyle choice."
That is stunning for the lack of sensitivity to our community's language and history. As Teddy Partridge from the Seminal says:
If a presidential adviser had made such a boneheaded remark about any other American minority group -- let alone an incredibly loyal group that has provided the Democratic Party its margin of victory in any number of tight races across the nation -- would that presidential adviser still have a job?
The video is after the jump.