Alex Blaze

Obama nominates two gay men to faith-based initiatives council

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 07, 2009 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, faith-based initiative, Harry Knox, HRC

The Advocate is reporting that HRC's Harry Knox was named to the advisory council for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Overall, the council will include two openly gay people - Fred Davie, executive director of the New York-based Public/Private Ventures, was one of 15 people the President originally named to the advisory council. Davie supported Obama's candidacy and served in an advisory capacity to his campaign.

With Knox in and Dungy out, the council's looking a little more representative of the country.

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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | April 7, 2009 7:14 PM

Harry is a man of great integrity and he will serve our community admirably in this position. We should be proud that he is representing us.