Unnamed sources say that the Obama-Biden Transition Team is very likely to name several openly LGBT people to key positions within the administration in the next several weeks. The appointments would follow disappointment expressed by LGBT activists after the Transition Team failed to nominate a LGBT cabinet secretary and outrage expressed by the LGBT community after the naming of anti-gay pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at President-Elect Obama's inauguration.
Since February the Presidential Appointments Project, a partnership of 12 LGBT organizations including Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, has served as a talent bank collecting resumes from a wide range of openly LGBT professionals seeking appointments within the new administration. That unprecedented and unified effort seems to be about to bear fruit.
To date, the only gay appointee has been Nancy Sutley to the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Updates to follow as more information becomes available.