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    Obama Hires First Transgendered staffer to White House

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/politi...aff/index.html


    (CNN)President Barack Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member, according to an announcement Tuesday.

    Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

    Community leaders and advocates lauded the administration's decision and called Freedman-Gurspan a role model, praising her work to empower members of the LGBT community.

    "President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people. I have understood this to include transgender Americans," NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling said. "That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant. And that the first White House transgender appointee is of a friend is inspiring to me and to countless others who have been touched by Raffi's advocacy."

    This is one of several steps the Obama administration has taken to show support for the LGBT community. Last year, Obama signed executive orders that banned federal contractors from discriminating against employees due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. And in April, the President condemned therapies that tried to "fix" gay and transgender youth and announced the creation of a gender-neutral bathroom in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, home to many White House staffers.
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    This is so shocking

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    Don't Ban me Bro! John's Avatar
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    kinda creepy too.

    Do they have to parade someones stuff?

    oh, this is a transgender, hispanic..woohoo.

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    His true nature is coming out which was hidden when he was elected President......a man of deception

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    His true nature is coming out which was hidden when he was elected President......a man of deception
    It was not hidden..many saw straight through him from the beginning..
    But you are correct that many were totally blinded, and still are..

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    The way I remember it, it took a while before the tune became what it is now, on this forum. A few years perhaps. The objections here in the beginning were more commonly related to economic policies after the financial crisis.

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    nothing new here move on nothing 2 c here old stuff....

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    Not surprised - Not surprised at all

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    Nope....and even here at LF, we had some that thought that Christians were exaggerating or just being political to the inth degree, and demonizing poor wittle good Christian, Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    It was not hidden..many saw straight through him from the beginning..
    But you are correct that many were totally blinded, and still are..

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    I saw this yesterday and just thought it was the same ole, same ole.....not even remotely "surprised", and couldn't care less.

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