Tuesday, January 05, 2010

First Transgender Presidential Appointee!

For all of Obama's faults, he does continue to make quiet, positive strides here and there. Just found this buried between posts on Feministing (Via HuffPo)!

President Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson, a transgender woman, to be the Senior Technical Adviser to the Commerce Department.

"I'm truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me," Simpson said in a statement. "As one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others."

Bravo, Ms. Simpson and Mr. Obama for not allowing narrow mindedness to prevent you from picking the right person for the job.

No comments: