The number of gay and lesbian appointment’s continue to grow on a daily basis within the Obama administration and while you can read about the most prominent in today’s feature, there are three more rumored to be officially announced soon: David Medina will be Michelle Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Dave Noble will be the President’s liaison to NASA and Karine Jean-Pierre will be liaison to the Department of Labor.
“President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team has selected three more openly gay people to serve in his administration, according to a prominent Democratic activist.
The activist, who spoke to the Blade on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the selections, said 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.
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. She has also worked at the Center for Community & Corporate Ethics in a program called “Wal-Mart Watch,” an initiative aimed at encouraging the retailer to change its business practices.”