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ABC News: Obama names transgender activist to Commerce Department advisory post

simpson Jake Tapper of ABC News reports that transgender activist Amanda Simpson, pictured, has been appointed to an advisory position at the Commerce Department:

President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department.

In a statement, Simpson, a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors, said that "as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others."

Click here to read Tapper’s complete posting.

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