In a clear show of support to the LGBT community, the White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender woman, has been hired as the outreach and recruitment director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. 

Before this, Freedman-Gurspan served as policy advisor on Racial and Economic Justice Initiative of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).

President Obama made LGBT rights a main focus of his administration including assisting to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibited openly gay service men and women from serving in the military, according to Reuters. Read the full article at

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