Monday, August 3, 2015

The publicly gay U.S. ambassadors in the world

The first publicly gay U.S. ambassador was James Hormel to Luxembourg, who was appointed by President Clinton in 1999.
The second one was Michael Guest to Romania, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001.
In December 2009, Vice President Joseph Biden swore in publicly gay lawyer David Huebner, as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
The gay Obama appointees he follows are Daniel Baer (OSCE), John Berry (Australia), James Costos (Spain), Rufus Gifford (Denmark), and Wally Brewster (Dominican Republic).
The last openly gay person named as ambassador under the Obama administration was Ted Osius, who serves in Vietnam.
Facts not only words for equality!

Ambassador Hormel (R) and his partner
Ambassador Guest
Ambassador Huebner (R) and his partner
Ambassador Baer (R) and his partner
Ambassador Berry (R) with his partner
Ambassador Costos (L) and hist partner (R)
with the King and the Queen of Spain

Ambassador Gifford (R) and his partner
Ambassador Brewster (L) and his partner
Ambassador Osius (R) with his partner and son

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