Is it any wonder that Obama is calling Sandra Fluke to congratulate her on her rampant promiscuity?
This, too, shaped the worldview of the post-American president.
- Evie, 66, cared for future Commander in Chief she called Barry in late 60s
- Offered job after she impressed Obama's mother with steak and rice
- When family left Indonesia, she became a sex worker and now lives in a slum
By Lee Moran
Barack Obama's former nanny has been revealed as a gay transgender man who made the future president laugh by trying on his mother's lipstick.
'Evie' cared for the boy she called Barry when his mother Ann Dunham moved to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in the late 1960s. Openly gay, she would leave the house dressed in full drag - but was very careful that Barack never saw her. 'He was so young and I never let him see me wearing women's clothes,' Evie said. 'But he did see me trying on his mother's lipstick, sometimes. That used to really crack him up.'
Cared for: Barack Obama (left) was looked after by transgender man Evie (right) when he lived in Indonesia
Former life: Barack Obama's former nanny Evie, who was born a man but believes she is a woman, on the left of this picture
The nanny, who turned to prostitution after the family left and now lives in a slum, met the future commander-in-chief's mother at a cocktail party in 1969.
Dunham, who had moved to the country two years earlier with her second husband Lolo Soetoro, sampled Evie's beef steak and fried rice and was so impressed that she offered her a job It did not take long before she was also eight-year-old Barack's carer, playing with him and bringing him to and from school.
Neighbours recalled they often saw Evie, who believes she is really a woman, leave the house in the evening fully made up and dressed in drag.
But when the family left in the early 1970s, things started going downhill. Evie moved in with a boyfriend. That relationship ended three years later, and she became a sex worker.
She said: 'I tried to get a job as a maid, but no one would hire me. I needed money to buy food, get a place to stay.'
Poverty: Evie has suffered taunts and beatings throughout her entire life. She now lives in a tiny hut in a Jakarta slum
Young leader: Barack Obama (circled) as a child at his school in Jakarta, Indonesia
It was a cat-and-mouse game with security guards and - because the country was still under the dictatorship of General Suharto - soldiers.
They often rounded up 'banshees' or 'warias', as they are known locally, loaded them into trucks, and brought them to a field where they were kicked, hit and otherwise abused.
As a child: Barack Obama seen riding a tricycle in his youth (left) and with his mother Ann Dunham, who moved him to Jakarta after her divorce (right)
Evie hopes her former charge will use his power to fight for people like her. Obama named Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender appointee, as a senior technical adviser in the Commerce Department in 2010.
For Evie, who's now just trying to earn enough to survive each day on Jakarta's streets, the election victory itself was enough to give her a reason - for the first time in a long time - to feel proud.
'Now when people call me scum,' she says, 'I can just say: 'But I was the nanny for the President of the United States!'