Former President Barack Obama wrote of his own “androgynous” mind and “mak[ing] love men daily, but in the imagination,” according to the redacted portion of a now-notorious 1982 letter obtained by The Post.
The letter of over 40 years to a recent ex-girlfriend resurfaced after Obama biographer David Garrow gave a long and winding interview on the former commander-in-chief.
“In relation to homosexuality, I must say that I think this is an attempt to move away from the present, a refusal perhaps to perpetuate the endless farce of earthly life. You see, I make love to men daily, but in imagination,” Obama, then 21, wrote to Alex McNear in November 1982.
“My mind is largely androgynous and I hope to do more until I can think in terms of people, not women instead of men. But, when I return to my body, I see that I have been made a man, and physically in life, I choose to accept this contingency,” he added.
McNear, who dated Obama during their year at Western College in Los Angeles, later drafted the salacious paragraphs, which Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garrow hunted down and included in his tome, “Rising Star “.
The letter is currently owned by Emory University, which does not allow 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.
Obama, a father of two, has been married to his wife Michelle since 1992.
Garrow said there was nothing unusual about Obama’s youthful musings.
“I’m a historian, not a psychologist, but I think it’s a matter of ‘public record’ that a (vast?) majority of human beings have sexual fantasies!” he said by email.
A representative for the former president did not respond to a request for comment.