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:
“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.
“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.
Yesterday, 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.
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