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Obama heckled at White House gay pride event

US President Barack Obama responds to a heckler who interrupted his speech during a reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 24, 2015US President Barack Obama would normally expect a warm welcome from gay rights activists, particularly in his own home at the White House, but that was not the case Wednesday. Hosting a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room, Obama was repeatedly interrupted by persistent shouts from a member of the audience, prompting a few awkward minutes before the president instructed the individual be ejected. “Listen, you are in my house,” said a finger-waging Obama, as the person could be heard to shout about deportations in English and Spanish.

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