Transgender Woman Appointed To Commerce Department

Amanda Simpson - Technical Advisor at the Commerce Department

Today President Obama appointed Amanda Simpson as Technical Advisor at the Commerce Department, making her the first openly transgender presidential appointee!

“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 released by the National Center for Transgender Equality. “And at the same time, 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.”

Woohoo!  What a way to start the year!

(via Jezebel)

J.D. Bauchery

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