A letter former President Barack Obama wrote to an ex-lover when he was a much younger man, and before he married Michelle turned heads for its honesty about his “androgynous” mind.

According to a redacted portion of the 1982 letter, which was obtained by the New York Post, Obama told his ex- he thought about “mak[ing] love to men daily, but in the imagination.”

The letter recently “resurfaced after Obama biographer David Garrow gave a long and winding interview on the one-time commander-in-chief,” The Post noted.

“In regard to homosexuality, I must say that I believe this is an attempt to remove oneself from the present, a refusal perhaps to perpetuate the endless farce of earthly life. You see, I make love to men daily, but in the imagination,” Obama, then 21, wrote to Alex McNear in November of that year.

“My mind is androgynous to a great extent and I hope to make it more so until I can think in terms of people, not women as opposed to men. But, in returning to the body, I see that I have been made a man, and physically in life, I choose to accept that contingency,” he added.

The Post noted further:

McNear, who dated Obama during his year at Occidental College in Los Angeles, later redacted the salacious paragraphs, which the Pulitzer- Prize-winning historian Garrow hunted down and included in his tome, “Rising Star.”

The letter is currently owned by Emory University, which doesn’t permit it to be photographed or removed. Instead, Garrow’s friend Harvey Klehr transcribed the paragraphs by hand and sent them to the author.

Klehr provided the redacted portion of the letter to The Post.

The former president is a father of two girls and has been married to Michelle since 1992.

As for Garrow, he claimed there wasn’t anything wrong with Obama’s youthful musings.

“I’m a historian, not a psychologist, but I think it’s ‘public record’ news that a (vast?) majority of human beings have sexual fantasies!” he said in an email to The Post.

The Obamas were most recently in the news after their personal chef drowned, and several details about the incident have yet to be made public by local police.


For one, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, “Martha’s Vineyard police left the reason for the 911 call reporting Obama private chef Tafari Campbell’s drowning blank in official logs from the night of the accident.”

And while Campbell, 45, was not on the water alone Sunday night while paddle boarding on Great Edgartown Pond when he fell in, police also won’t name who he was with.

Cops did say that the 911 call was made around 7:46 p.m. from around 2 miles away, the outlet reported.

Cops did say that the 911 call was made around 7:46 p.m. from around 2 miles away, the outlet reported.

“That call is noted in Edgartown Police Department’s logs, but the reason behind it is left noticeably blank. The reason for every other call for that night is given,” the Daily Mail reported.

The call’s origin is also recorded as Wilson’s Landing, which serves as a paddle board launch site situated approximately two miles away from the Obamas’ residence on Turkeyland Cove. According to the Massachusetts State Police, that is where the initial call was made.

The Daily Mail added:

Edgartown police chief Bruce McNamee told DailyMail.com that the call log is generated by the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office. 

He could only speculate on why the reason for the call is left blank, saying it may be because the caller from Obama’s property didn’t dial 911, which automatically generates location data, and instead made a direct call to a business line.

He also said the address was listed as Wilson’s Landing because that was the public launch used as the command post. 

Subsequent reports following the drowning noted that the former first couple were not at home at the time of the incident. It’s not clear, however, if their daughters, Sasha and Malia – who were also in town – were at home or on the water.

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