JOHN KERRY: ‘I’m Working Hard to Have Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ambassadors’

Published on June 23, 2014

Out of all the foreign affair issues this nation is facing, what is important to John Kerry is making sure that we have more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors. Check it out from The Weekly Standard:

During his speech, Kerry said that, if confirmed, Ted Osius (nominated by President Obama for the post in Vietnam) would be the sixth openly gay U.S. ambassador currently in service:

So I am very proud of the progress that we are now making even in appointing LGBT ambassadors. I worked with the committee here at the State Department – with the D Committee, and I worked with the White House. And as a result, Ted Osius, sitting here, whom I’ve known a long time, and his family I know, will be the first openly LGBT officer nominated to serve as an ambassador in Asia. And on confirmation, he’s going to join five openly gay ambassadors who are now serving their country. I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well.

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