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Report: Obama to Name Gay Men, Lesbian to White House Posts

The Washington Blade reports that a "prominent Democratic activist" says that Obama has selected two more gay men and a lesbian for White House posts:

Whitehouse"David Medina, a gay man who is a former national political director for John Edwards’ presidential campaign, has been tapped as deputy chief of staff for Michelle Obama. Medina is a member of the Human Rights Campaign’s board of directors and has a seat on the organization’s public policy committee.

"Dave Noble, a gay man led efforts to mobilize gay voters for Obama’s presidential campaign, will serve as the White House’s liaison to NASA, the activist said. Noble was formerly an official with the National Stonewall Democrats and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Watch Towleroad's interview with Dave Noble at August's Democratic National Convention in Denver, AFTER THE JUMP...

"Karine Jean-Pierre, a lesbian, has been selected to be the White House liaison to the Department of Labor, the activist said. Jean-Pierre was a regional political director for Obama’s presidential campaign, after working on John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign.

Berry_dybulYesterday, it was reported that Obama was expected to name Clinton Assistant Interior Secretary John Berry the Office of Personnel Management where he would act as Obama's principal advisor in matters of personnel administration. It was also reported that Obama would keep Bush appointee Mark Dybul on as Global AIDS Coordinator.

Obama has also named Brad Kiley Director of the Office of Management and Administration, Brian Bond deputy director of the White House Office of the Public Liaison, Fred Hochberg Chair of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and Nancy Sutley to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Watch Towleroad's interview with Dave Noble at August's Democratic National Convention in Denver, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Towleroad interview with Dave Noble
Director of the LGBT Vote for the Obama Campaign

08_3Towleroad had the opportunity to speak with Dave Noble, Director for the LGBT vote for the Obama campaign. Noble is the former executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats and most recently director of public policy and government affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Noble talked to Towleroad's Corey Johnson about mobilizing the LGBT vote, as well as the stark contrast between Obama and McCain's record on LGBT issues.

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