Monday, August 5, 2013

Four New U.S. Ambassadors are Gay

Years ago, being gay was controversial if you were nominated to be a U.S. ambassador.  Not so much anymore.  The United States Senate last week approved the nominations of four openly gay ambassadors without any opposition:

  • John Berry, Ambassador to Australia
  • Rufus Gifford, Ambassador to Denmark
  • James Costos, Ambassador to Spain
  • Daniel Baer, to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Read more here.  The Senate has not yet approved the nomination of another openly gay man as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, but hopefully will do so soon.


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