The 38-year-old “Billy on the Street” comedian mingled with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Stevie Wonder at the Jan. 6 White House bash, which he described as an “unreal” experience. The personal highlight of the evening, he said, was when he got the chance to speak with the president one-on-one.
“There was a little moment around midnight, I saw there was an opening,” he recalled. An outspoken LGBTQ rights advocate, Eichner used the opportunity to thank Obama for the work he’s done on behalf of the queer community. “He said it was one of the things he was most proud of. I was really happy I got the chance to do that,” he said.
It’s been quite a week for Eichner. On Sunday, he got into a Twitter sparring match with Fox News host Meghan McCain over Meryl Streep’s now-iconic Golden Globes speech, which called for empathy and responsibility once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
No doubt those frustrations seem minor after you’ve had the chance to “break it down on the dance floor” with POTUS!
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place