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Obama Tweets Message To Sikh Man Wearing Rainbow Turban For LGBTQ Pride

Sikh Man Goes Viral For Celebrating Pride With Rainbow Turban Former President Barack Obama tweeted a message of support for a Sikh man donning a rainbow turban for pride...

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Sikh Man Goes Viral For Celebrating Pride With Rainbow Turban

Former President Barack Obama tweeted a message of support for a Sikh man donning a rainbow turban for pride month. The man, Jiwandeep Kohli, said on Twitter, “I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others.”

Obama tweeted back, “You’ve got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way. Happy Pride Month, everybody!”

Kohli said he drew his inspiration from another Sikh man who donned a rainbow turban.

“A few years ago I saw a photo of another Sikh man at a pride parade who had a few colors in his turban,” Kohli told BuzzFeed News. “I was looking at that, and I realized the way I tie mine it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow.”

June is officially LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) pride month in the United States and other countries around the world. Pride Month is viewed as an opportunity for LGBT people worldwide to express themselves and live their lives without fear of oppression or anti-gay backlash.

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