Shannon Minter, a transgender man and the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been tapped by President Obama to serve a a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
From the White House website:
The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, established by President Lyndon B. Johnson by Executive Order 11183, is composed of twenty to thirty outstanding citizens who represent a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions. Some Commissioners have served through several Administrations and some are former Fellows. The Commission interviews National Finalists and then recommends those individuals it finds most qualified to the President for appointment as White House Fellows.
“I am deeply honored to serve on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, which provides a unique opportunity for new leaders to gain a firsthand experience of our nation’s government. As a transgender man, I am especially grateful to President Obama for his commitment to building a government that reflects the full diversity of our country and for supporting equal opportunity for all people.”
Minter has served at NCLR’s Legal Director since 2000.