Obama's Transgender Nanny Now Lives in Indonesian Squalor

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Evie was President Barack Obama's nanny when he was a boy known as "Barry", living in Indonesia with his parents.

Evie, now 66, has had a rough life, filled with beatings, tauntings, and unspeakable poverty.

When she found the dead body of a transgendered friend floating in a canal, she got all her makeup and other girly things together and gave them away.

"I knew I was a woman," says Evie, "but I didn't want to die like that."

Today, she lives in an Indonesian hovel and takes in laundry to pay for sustenance.But she still can manage some wistful remembrances--like how "I never let [Obama] see me in women's clothes.

"But he did see me trying on his mother's lipstick sometimes.

"That used to really crack him up."

And he still won't back same-sex marriage???

Anyway, the White House was contacted for a comment on Evie's situation.

Not surprisingly, they had no comment.

And Obama finally has a scandal about another woman.

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VonD
VonD

Obama did support same-sex marriage when he was an Illinois State Senator. Why doesn't anyone know this all these years later? He's changed his tune to get elected. He'll change it back when he's won with his second term. He's already repealed DADT, and is not supporting DOMA. He'll support same-sex marriage soon enough. He was for before he was against it and he'll be for it again. 

I do hope he does something for Evie. She sounds like she could use his help, as many a gender-queer person here in the US could too.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

I'm sorry, it should read:

"Well, honeychile, you had a tranny for a nanny."

I had the "Imitation" line lodged in my head -- as is the entire screenplay. ("Give the lines to AMY!")

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Until I read Mia's post -- and no apologies for errors, honey, you should see some howlers I've gotten into print -- I was going to make a flip remark. Now I'll only say: If true, the President should find a way to make Evie's life livable. I still remember the various women who took care of me as a child.

Now, for the flip remark, because I just decided it's too good not to use.They should make an "Imitation of Life"-ish  movie of this situation and Obama's college roommate could have a line similar to the showgirl's line to Susan Kohner after Juanita Moore tearfully  left her motel room:

"So, honeychile, you had a tranny for a mammy."

mia
mia

I am the original blooger who made michael aware of this piece. I am an Transgender lesbian woman who is paraplegic I author www.disabledaccesssdenied.com I am an Australian who adopted america ,new York as my permanant home some 20 years ago. To the detractors below whom obviously are not transgender and simply see this story as so much political fodder you obviously read my piece but did not coogntize or process the point in anyway. The point is this Of course he knew  nothing about transgender at 8 yrs of age and even if he did could not give financial or social aid, the reason I posted this story is it struck home he could have in all the years since graduating harvard and starting a career reached out and helped the woman who raised him he could have even afforded to sponsor her in her native jakarta or even to emigrate.when I as a young person was finally able to come out as trans my family disowned me i was homeless ont he streets a woan who was also trans saw me gave me a bed a shower a place to call home and safe place to fall she taught me streetsmarts she taught me how to dress how to be femiine  she taught me how to be me the real me. when i became more financially sound i went home for a holiday I found her I thamked her personally and financially I found her in government housing i attempted to sponsor her immigration it was denied but to this day we call we write and when I visit home every year westay with her we wine her dine her and  do ur best to let her know  she is family. because when someone gives you life that is what you do.  I am an avid Obama supporter, willthis sway me to the republicans? not without a lobotomy but I am disheartened with  the lack of humanity displayed by my president. so to the republicans ready to jump on this jump start your own humanity  before you judge. to michael thankyou for your reposting of my blog post. to the detractors who read this and still dont get it MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERSTING TIMES.To the government who thinks we the LGBTQ community will go quiely into the goodnight             RESPECT OUR EXISTENCE OR EXPECT OUR ESISTANCE.  yours  respectfully MIA G VAYNER

latenitebump
latenitebump

well! mama, why don´t you reach down in your pockets and help out one of your sisters? someone said a dollar goes a long way, overthere!plus, again with all the attention she´s receiving she should be getting something out of it.you know, the white gay community ain´t gonna help her.she´ll be yesterday´s sensation.life´s a bitch! (no pun intended)!

plus, at the moment america`s foreign policy and aid is tight these days! pressure from the right.

mama! another question...how did you get your green card for the united states? and plus, YOU are allowed to vote as a foreigner (not born) in the usa? and how do you support yourself in america? just asking! wonder why you don´t wanna vote republican without a lobotomy! and all that talk about sponsoring someone´s immigration...i didn´t get that part!mama! this is an election year! not a good time to be smuggling other girls into the country; especially, with all this terrorism heat going on. australia does have it´s history of criminals. the jail island i call it.

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

Read for points, girl! Can't nobody do it like you, boo!

mia
mia

Well mamma, I got here because I am a word class chef and speak 12 languages, as for your screwed up crack about Australia it is the same size as continental united states and only  one state the size of NewYork was a penal colony the rest of the country was free settlers. How did I get My green card? by being Intelligent and applying and supporting myself. As for you not understanding the reference to sponsoring I know it has a lot of syllables but sound it out and you may get it. And as for being allowed to vote I am a citizen. and no-one suggested smuggling except you Its called sponsored Immigration  that means  they come here on the condition that someone provide a financial support and they do not claim benefits. So I suggest you research before going all literary ghetto on someone asfor supporting her  I support my entire family not one claims benefits of anykind can you say the same?

Ellarosa
Ellarosa

for a start I'm not hating on anybody, I was just pointing out the stupidity of a person fromanother country dumping on me for being from abother country and unless you are from australia you know nothing about the aboriginal situation avery smal percentage of the population were involved i was raised with them and speak 2 dialects of aboriginal so you are acusing the wrong person your latino friend came on all clever thinking he or she were smart ass they knew nothing about australis 6 syaes 24 million people only ever 30,000 convicts . 6 states but only one small city in one state was ever used  as a penal colony as for me being a world class chef i am but i also am now a paraplegic who will never stand or walk again and am in a wheelchair for life but when i had restaurants we use dto close one day a week and go cook for the homeless shelter near our restaurant and all our left over vegies and meat we used to give to the shelter. so to you also read the whole post not the highlights and If you don't know what paraplegia is google it it means I have an injury whick means I have no feeling from my waist down and cannot stand or walk or do anything without assistance and use a wheelchair to move around so i can never cook again which is my greatest loss. as for putting my money where my mouth was shut yours until you know because my food donations were more than $100,000 a year for over 12 years and the name is MIA nit MIra  now unless anyone else who has never been to australia is not transexual and doesnt read the whole post and gets it all wrong wants to  comment  lets wrap this up.

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

Mira, don't start hating on Latinos, Mama, we were on these shores before the dusty Europeans from Britain and France set foot over here, and long before anybody from Australia came tromping or rolling on up to hammer her or his or hir stake, so be fierce, Mama, don't start trashing the brown and black people because claro que you really don't know what you're talking about, trust!

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

Australia committed multiple crimes against the aboriginal population there and still does, Mama, so you might want to rethink "criminal" in terms of that country AND if you are a world-class chef, then why aren't you also helping out Evie, Mama, be fierce now, put your money where your mouth is, trust!

mia
mia

And yes my grammar is lousy and I made spelling mistakes  before you grasp at that straw for a pitiful comeback

mia
mia

I neve rtook anyones job i created them i brought my money with me bought a working catering company sold it for a profit buil a restaurant and a movie catering company and employed people and made my own money and paid taxes i wrote abook and I'm making money i have created every job I have ever had you jump to so many conclusions it is a wonder you havent done a hamstring  out back is desert you moron and the average person in the outback is a millionaire land owner who went ot private boarding school and as for priscilla queen of the desert if thats a insult I'll claim it one of the best movie sever made for the empowerment of the LGBTq  commuity and as for clarity they were drag queens not trans sexuals if you want to take me on in a battle of the wits, please at least don't bring a knife to a gun fight.  I love it when troglidytes who have never left their barrio criticise those who built their own siccess and remeber if you are latino you are an immigrant !

latenitebump
latenitebump

and if that´s the case then we need tougher immigration laws. foreigners coming to this our country and taking away jobs from americans!

pamela anderson is not american. our own sex symbols need the work.

and remember outback=ghetto in australian english...priscilla of the dessert!°

latenitebump
latenitebump

i wasn´t disagreeing with your naturalization into the usa. i just find it hard to believe.

mia
mia

BTW I have never had one cent of financial aid in this country the only person  who has supported me is me

mia
mia

Every civilised Nation on earth allows family  or special needs, assited or sponsored Immgration. My Motherinlaw sponsored 50 holocaust surviving family members to America after she made it and became successful. what ever you or anyone thinks of this woman, our president or any part of this, the needs of the human and our need to show mercy must always come first if not we are animals. I am no where near as wealthy as the Obamazs but if I can send money to subsidize soemone  who saved my life then surely he could. To anyone who wants to use this as satire or political fodder you are a sorry individual

latenitebump
latenitebump

really?! not arguing about your credentials but based on; was reason enough to grant you citizenship to the united states of america. then, inturn, financially sponsor/support someone else not of usamerica.INTERESTING.

mia
mia

my apologies for the gramatical errors inmy piece I have limited use of my hands due to severe  seizures so typing is always an adventure unlike so many who judge, my body might is broken but my brain is fine.

Greek
Greek

Yes, we know that at 8 years old, Obama didn't hire her. But we also know that she cared for him and he might have feelings for her today, so he might want to do something about her plight.

latenitebump
latenitebump

i doubt--have feelings for her, today. so, you´re saying she´s doing all this publicity for free? not a smart cookie. i mean, for a sandwich she could have told the press how when she bathed him...we´re talking 69. 1969!do something about her plight. what? give her some money? let her move into the white house? don´t say give her a job! do what?

Greek
Greek

Duh. yes, money. even 100 would mean the world to her.

latenitebump
latenitebump

okay! the scenario. asian president of the usa lives for a short while as a child in africa. his mother hires a national to watch him. later, the family moves away and she becomes unemployed. then she tries to work as a dancer to support herself. for a female working in africa as a lapdancer...she quits. 30 years later, at 66, the press digs her up (out of all the other nannies) to find her not living la vida loca. wow! 30 years is a loong time. racism? i don´t know! i wasn´there!

rolph
rolph

We're talking about an American President who is Asian (the way Obama is black). If that president had a black ex-nanny in Africa and she was living in poverty, there would surely be media on it, and you would screaming racism about her plight!!!!

latenitebump
latenitebump

depending on the asian culture you´tre referring to, i think, an asian president would hire 1 of their own.slavery only exists in the western hemisphere (within european culture)! plus, the media wouldn´t have focused their attention on a black woman (formerly employed as a maid somewhere in the distant past to an asian dignitary) living in poverty.

Loretta
Loretta

If it were an Asian president and a black nanny, you'd be screaming racism and disregard!!

latenitebump
latenitebump

she could have got the 100 from talking to the media! i saw the crying game. the man is supposed to stop the world for her?honey, we´re looking for oil!

Ick
Ick

Put her on Drag Race!

latenitebump
latenitebump

that´s what i say! or contract with mac cosmetics!

latenitebump
latenitebump

1. s/he, probably, had no idea that the person left in her care--at the time--would 1 day be president of the world´s greatest superpower . so, she didn´t bother to take any (not 1) photographs, keep a journal, etc. or the fbi/cia destroyed all evidence?!

2. i always thought transes were clever! crafty! she could have shopped this story a long time ago (to the teabaggers, republicans, to anybody who´d care, etc.) for a least a sandwich and a night in a cheap hotel!

3. if she was even smarter: she´d get herself an agent cause i smell book deal. or least contact the local press for a sandwich!

4. you mean to tell me the national enquirer didn´t pick up on this a long time ago?

5. as if an 8 y.o. is responsible for hiring the person left to their care. must have been his mother! white people love cheap labour and not paying for anything.

6. and now, with her newfounded pr this could open doors for evie! where´s she been hiding all this time?

7. obama 2012!

Redondo
Redondo

I wonder why she gave this interview, considering she's under attack all the time. Isn't promoting yourself as a transgender going to cause her problems in Indonesia? Maybe she got paid for the interview.

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

So sad this even has to be explained. When the only kind of publicity your local culture will cast on you is a negative one, the only way you can ensure your own survival is by calling the attention of people who might have more sympathy - and influence. And sometimes this doesn't even work out the way you'd hope it would.

Now if Obama really wants to demonstrate the audacity of hope, here's his chance. (Plus if he challenges Indonesian "values" it would show up the idiocy of his right-wing critics who keep insisting he's Muslim.)

Ulu
Ulu

This is pretty shocking. You;'d think Obama would send her a check even if just for appearances' sake.

Melinda9
Melinda9

That would require moral fiber - something he seems to lack.

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