White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement Brian Bond, who also served as the White House's LGBT liaison, will be leaving his post to take up a position as the Democratic National Committee's Director of Constituency Outreach. From the Washington Blade:
Gay Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Brian Bond, is leaving the Obama administration after nearly three years to take up a position as the Director of Constituency Outreach at the Democratic National Committee.
According to Mike Allen of Politico, when Bond starts up at the DNC in August he'll join gay former White House Regional Director, Office of Political Affairs Jeffrey Lerner, now the DNC Political Director to form the outreach team.
Previously, Bond served on the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign as the National Constituency Director. He's also served as the DNC's Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council Executive Director and as the Executive Director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund as well as Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party.
This is a good move by the DNC and will ensure that LGBT outreach is a primary concern in the 2012 election cycle. Let's hope the White House picks another outstanding LGB or T rock star to fill that position.