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First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House

The White House has for the first time hired an openly transgender staff member. Officials say Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House's personnel office. She previously was a policy adviser for the National Center for Transgender Equality's racial and economic justice initiative.   Advocates hailed her appointment as an important step for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] community and for ensuring that...

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