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Obama’s New Queer Appointee Amanda Simpson Brings Some ‘T’ to the Administration

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Defense industry veteran Amanda Simpson, who sits on the board of the National Center for Transgender Equality, was just appointed by President Obama to join the Department of Commerce as a senior technical adviser. While working at Raytheon Missile Systems in Arizona, she transitioned from male-to-female over a six-year period, and successfully lobbied to add gender identity to Raytheon’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. In 2005, she ran, unsuccessfully, for a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives. Oh, and she’s a test pilot!