Thursday, December 01, 2011

White House Gay Agenda Advances by Fiat Promised

One of President Obama's hundreds of appointments of gay people to the White House staff, Gautam Raghavan, assured a university audience that the president will aggressively pursue a long list of Gay Agenda objectives by any means possible “in whatever time we have left.”

For background, read Homosexuals Concentrated in Federal Government and also read Homosexualists to Buy White House, Say Media as well as Celebrating Gay Victory over Military: Obama White House

-- From "White House Aide: Obama Should Concentrate on Transgender Issues ‘In Whatever Time We Have Left’" by Pete Winn, 11/30/11

“I think it will come as no surprise that there are sort of the big-ticket items out there -- I think the president has been pretty clear since the very beginning about his support for a fully-inclusive Employee Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA], so that’s been out there for a while, and also for a repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act through legislative means. So those are certainly priorities that will continue to be priorities for the President, for all of us,” Raghavan said.

But Raghavan said the White House should address the remainder of the gay agenda.

“Just to name a couple off the top of my head, HIV/AIDS continues to be a huge problem within the LGBT community; there are still ways in which we can make progress for transgender Americans,” he said.

“I’m sure you’re aware that just nine days ago was Transgender Day of Remembrance, and so we’re always looking at ways in which we can ensure security and safety and equality for ‘trans’ people . . .”

To read the entire article above, and to see a video of Raghavan comments, CLICK HERE.

From "White House Names Gautam Raghavan to LGBT Liaison Role" by Chris Geidner, Metro Weekly 10/5/11

. . . Raghavan "will serve as the point of contact for the LGBT community in his new role."

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal advocates tell Metro Weekly that Raghavan's transition to his new role at the White House likely will be quite smooth, as they saw him at work in a similar role at the Pentagon. According to the White House, Raghavan was the outreach lead for the Defense Department's DADT repeal comprehensive review working group.

At Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Emily Sussman, the co-director of government affairs, said, "We worked with him quite closely and quite often. We definitely look forward to working with him further now in his role in the White House on the issues we're still pushing, being an executive order for nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and partner benefits."

Raghavan previously worked for the Obama for America campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Progressive Majority.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "LGBT Appointments in the Obama-Biden Administration"

To date, the Obama-Biden Administration has appointed more than 210 openly LGBT professionals to full-time and advisory positions in the executive branch; more than all known LGBT appointments of other presidential administrations combined.

[The list includes:]
Gautam Raghavan - Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

To view the entire list, CLICK HERE.

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