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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 AM
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19. Just fyi...about 'openly gay' appointments...
In the years since Bill Clinton, there has been a sea change in open living. When Bill was President, there were basically no 'openly gay' people in TV, or in films, or in business as a whole. So the number of people living honest lives in every line of work has greatly expanded. It would be difficult to find any field or large workplace that does not have more 'openly gay' people now than then.
This is why, against all apparent logic, GW Bush was in fact the first President to appoint an 'openly gay' ambassador. Not so much because W was inclusive, but because more of the possible picks were living honest lives.
Of course, kudos to the administration for those hires, but obviously, far more kudos go to the individuals who had the guts to say 'this is me, take it or leave it'. Not only those who were hired, but those who for years before had said 'this is me, take it or leave it'. Many people risked their careers for honest living, and to those people go the bulk of the praise. It was decades of hard work, and we know who did what. Because we were there.
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