Wednesday, 10 November 2010

President Obama: Dreams From My Gay Nanny

'A delicious little detail buried away in Norimitsu Onishi’s excellent NYT piece on the childhood of Barack Obama (then known as Barry Soetero) in Jakarta:
"His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia’s relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called Fantastic Dolls, who, like the many transvestites who remain fixtures of Jakarta’s streetscape, entertained people by dancing and playing volleyball."
From The Daily Telegraph. Err, well spotted!
Was this not mentioned in his memoir, Dreams From My Father?

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