First openly transgender person appointed congressional aide

 

Diego Miguel Sanchez (in the background) and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. Photo from 365gay.com.

Diego Miguel Sanchez (in the background) and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. Photo from 365gay.com.

According to 365gay.com, the first openly transgender person, Diego Miguel Sanchez, was appointed to congressional aide of U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). Sanchez is the legislative assistant for LGBT, healthcare, labor, veterans, census and Social Security issues. “To me it seems like a window is cracked open and there is some air coming through,” Sanchez said. He will work toward an inclusive ENDA and hate crimes legislation, as well as health care reform. 

This is very exciting for transgender people and queers everywhere. Congratulations Diego Miguel Sanchez. Work hard on those issues for us; and hey, having a transperson on Capitol Hill probably can’t hurt the passage of an all inclusive ENDA.

For more on this issue, read the entire article found here.

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