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Obama Appoints First Transgender White House Staff Member!

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Raffi-Freedman-Gurspan

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan

President Obama is causing quite a stir in the news, following the announcement that the White House has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member.

Her name is Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality. According to reports, she will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Speaking on the development, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling, expressed joy about the news, CNN reports.

Keisling said: “President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people. I have understood this to include transgender Americans…That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant. And that the first White House transgender appointee is of a friend is inspiring to me and to countless others who have been touched by Raffi’s advocacy.”

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39 Comments

  1. kk

    August 19, 2015 at 8:10 am

    niceee!! gotta love Obama 🙂

    • Damilola's

      August 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      @ kk

      Hmmm, not sure if it’s love or hate bcos he’s literally forcing this thing down everybody to the point of taking it to the federal. Mr president must have had some gay encounter in his life bcos his obsession with the gay agenda is very suspicious. There are rumors in Chicago about him been on a DL before Mrs O. And the guy he did it with was murdered. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprise if it eventually come to light.

  2. Ada Ada

    August 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Why do these people do these things? why? why? why? God made us all the way we are for a reason. Why would anyone do this to themselves? This person is a true definition of a transgender, looks neither male nor female……….issorai!

    • oijin

      August 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      stop abusing god in this matter because if body modification is a sin then everyone is guilty. male/female circumcision, earing/nose piercing, hair relaxing, make up, skin bleaching, putting on nail polish, shaving, weaves, appendix operation, cancerous growth removal, teeth straightening etc are also forms of body modification.

  3. ChiChiChilolo

    August 19, 2015 at 8:46 am

    In his mind, now he is making transgender proud! Hian! Ana eme! Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewww!

    • nene+

      August 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Obama is beginning to irritate me so much.

      Obama i am warning youoooo. Why are you using your office to spoil Gods world?

  4. Dee..

    August 19, 2015 at 9:01 am

    None of your business why they do these things to themselves.
    Your Job is to love them not to judge them

    • www.thelmathinks.com

      August 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Dee it’s nobody’s “job” to love anybody, except family, and that’s even optional. Everybody is entitled to opinions and feelings and some opinions and feelings might be that of disdain/resentment/befuddlement/indifference or whatever towards LGBT. It’s their own prerogative really.

  5. leftbrained

    August 19, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Imagine! Before you know it, transgenders will start demanding for more. An hypocrite nation that legislate gays and whatever in between , yet wont legalise polygamy. I pity the american, they have openly excitedly welcome demons ihumans in the name of freedom and stylishly deliberately walk God out their nation life centuries ago.
    Yet they will be claiming Gods own country by induldging in perversion and sodomy and even making it official,

    Its painful and shameful that it was a sitting black president that has to legalise this shameful law while the head of states before obama clearly shift it aside

    • Word

      August 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Leftbrained and other Nigerians at home, please let me educate on EEOC, which is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is a Federal agency that administers and enforces laws against workplace discrimination. It was established on July 2, 1965 under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008. EEOC is against any form of discrimination based on Individual race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, and genetic information. Since the White is a Federal Employer, they have to follow the letter of the law of the constitution. If this transgender is more qualified for this job than other applicants, why should the White House not hire him or her? Are you all saying that Obama’s White House should go against the constitution? It is the News Media, as usual, making it all about the person’s gender not qualification. I can assure you this appointment is based on Raffi ‘s experience and background not sexual orientation. You all forget Obama is a constitutional lawyer. He knows the law, and his policies be based on the requirement of the constitution. Obama as long said that he wants his administration to look like the American people!

    • Tunmi

      August 21, 2015 at 1:07 am

      ?????????

  6. OSY

    August 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Rubbish

  7. Yes?

    August 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Obama Obama…I don’t care if she was a he or he was a she..but I don’t understand how Obama seems to be celebrating these people

    • jide

      August 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Don’t mind the fool called obama. His extremeties will make everyone run and go vote for trump. Everyone is just tired of Obama and his lousy administration

    • Natu

      August 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      If you are tired about Obama’s administration, I wonder how you feel about the administration in your country.

  8. tosin

    August 19, 2015 at 9:58 am

    your days are are numbered in the white house bro!….

  9. Mohammad

    August 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Talking and walking the talk. President Obama is just too much. History will serve his administration very, very well. And he has more than earned his Nobel Peace Prize with his achievements.

  10. natu

    August 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

    #progression

    • goddessofvictory

      August 19, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Progression to hell 🙂

  11. jide

    August 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

    When is obama’s tenure up again? This fool needs to go jare. Kilode? Foolish man.

    • Natu

      August 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Worry about your country Nigeria

    • Dolapo

      August 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Why do you assume he is Nigerian?

  12. dior

    August 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    i read a writeup a while ago saying Michelle Obama is transgender, i just laughed it off and called the writer crazy. Now that I am thinking about it, am beginning to see some truth in it

    • who??????

      August 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Oh hell yea! I’ve always thought there’s something about her…lol

  13. nnenne

    August 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    A qualified, deserving American citizen got hired in the White House.
    Why bring sexual orientation into it?
    Because we want to promote it, right?
    Who cares?

  14. Ndubuisi

    August 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Good for her. I hope she does a good job at her new job. #jobofalifetime.

  15. Tee

    August 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Why did Obama choose hell instead of heaven.

    • Natu

      August 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      He chose love, equality and acceptance

  16. Anon

    August 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Obama is creating his legacy. First this, first to do this etc. Plus, anything to keep the Democrats in power. I think he does these things for strategic reasons. The Republicans are quite anti-LGBT.

    Hope she was the best person for the job and not given to her because she’s a trans-woman.

  17. red

    August 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    hehehehehheheheheh! well… they must eat na so they should work..

  18. Ohoh

    August 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Looks like sin

  19. Angiee

    August 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    @Natu or whatever your name may be. You have really been seeking for attention here with your comment so I have decided to give you a little. Well, about my country Nigeria, what about it? I know the next thing you will say is ‘corruption’. I think I will prefer that to a morally drained society like your ‘america’. God have mercy on you.

    • Word

      August 19, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Angiee, I will respond on behalf of Natu. You should worry about kidnapping, Cultism, ritual, sexual harassment, gender inequality, poverty, sex trafficking, child abuse, underage sex, healthcare, and declining educational system!

    • Natu

      August 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

      @Word cheers mate

    • de

      September 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      And u think it does not happen in america…lmao

  20. Yes?

    August 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Who is this Natu? Enough already!

    • ATL's finest

      September 27, 2015 at 2:27 am

      Hahah lmao! I thought I was the only one thinking the same thing and she’s not even Nigeria. She’s got enough time in her hands..She needs to worry about her Country too instead of running her tail up here.

  21. Word

    August 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations Raffi Freedman-Gurspan. I wish you all the best and more. God bless you!

  22. omo karbo

    September 26, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Complete fuckery. In due time the truth will come out. Let’s start the name searching. Katlyn is out, already taken by Bruce Jenner.

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