Monday, June 21, 2010

Gay & Lesbians at the White House...

For all the naysayers, here's more proof of change in the Obama administration...

The Obama administration has hired more openly gay and lesbian staffers than the Clinton and Bush administrations combined, a White House staffer says.  White House spokesperson Shin Inouye used a panel discussion on LGBT presidential appointees at the National Press Club as an opportunity to note this landmark.  The Presidential Appointments Project, a community driven effort coordinated by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, suggested the hiring of many of the over 100 openly gay appointees serving in the administration. “This has always been the point of the project – to make sure LGBT voices and their perspectives are heard at the highest levels of the U.S. government,” said George Walker, a vice president at the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute.

See the list of the openly gay and lesbian staffers working in the Obama administration compiled by the Pursuitist.


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