WATCH: Obama-Appointed Gay Ambassador Daniel Baer Introduces Himself and His Partner

In June President Obama tapped Daniel Baer, a former Georgetown professor and more recently deputy assistant secretary of state, to be one of four gay U.S. Ambassadors. Baer will oversee the Organization for Security and Co-operation In Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. In the just-released video (above) Baer shares some highlights of his career, plans for the future, and introduces his partner Brian and their greyhound Cleo.

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  • Polaro

    While we may think we are not winning this war on homophobia, there have been huge changes for the positive. This one of them. This could never have happened even 20 years ago. Very positive story.

  • DonW

    Oh those lucky Viennese! Totes adorebs.

  • Ron Jackson

    Good job guys. There is hope for our future.

  • Dxley

    Such a beautiful couple!

    *Awaits balehead’s nasty comments*

  • sfbeast

    Fantastic. I’m always heartened by these incremental changes. And glad he’s not being sent to some muslim country like John Stevens

  • balehead

    Anyways..I’m off to the gym….

  • hudson

    @balehead: you kill me dude!

  • Jackhoffsky

    @balehead: That is totally how I handle issues of global human rights as well.

    (Oddly, it’s also how I overcompensate for my non-whiteness… but that’s just me.)

  • hephaestion

    Best of all is the fact that they are shown holding hands. This is indeed a breakthrough.

  • AnitaMann

    Congrats to them.

  • Sohobod

    Forget about them being gay – forget that – but he’s SUCH a phony. Phony video, phony ‘corporate’ PR-written, phony rubbish.

  • jeff4justice

    Gay trendy elites trying to brainwash LGBTs into the 2-party system charade of lie-based war, poverty, in-effect slavery, pollution, and eradication of human rights.

    Congrats on serving the evil empire!

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