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Ted Osius III becomes first openly gay U.S. ambassador to East Asia

Thursday, December 11, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) administers the oath of office to Ambassador Ted Osius (right), with Osius' husband Clayton Bond holding the Bible.
As the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius is the seventh openly LGBT person named as an ambassador under the Obama administration. [...]

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OSCE Ambassador Daniel Baer marries partner in Vienna

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Daniel Baer and Brian Walsh
Daniel Baer, the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), married his partner Brian Walsh in Vienna, Austria on Saturday. Baer is the seventh openly LGBT person appointed by President Barack Obama and the first to a multilateral institution. [...]

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Obama nominates sixth openly gay diplomat to ambassador post

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Clayton A Bond (left) and Ted Osius with their son Theodore Alan Bond-Osius.
President Barack Obama has nominated Ted Osius as the next Ambassador to Vietnam, the White House has announced. [...]

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India political party leader says gay U.S. diplomats should be ‘arrested, punished’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Yashwant Sinha
NEW DELHI, India -- The leader of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that India should “arrest and punish" U.S. diplomats in India who have “same sex companions” as same-sex acts is illegal in the country. [...]

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Senate confirms James ‘Wally’ Brewster as fifth openly LGBT ambassador

Friday, November 15, 2013
US Embassy, via APJames "Wally" Brewster
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster to serve as the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic. [...]

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U.S. Senate conducts hearing for possible fifth openly LGBT ambassador

Friday, October 4, 2013
US Embassy, via APJames "Wally" Brewster
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday conducted a confirmation hearing on the appointment James “Wally” Brewster to serve as the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms appointments of four openly gay diplomats

Thursday, August 1, 2013
John Berry (left) and Daniel Baer
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate of Thursday confirmed a number of President Barack Obama's nominations to diplomatic posts, including Daniel Baer to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, John Berry as the Ambassador to Australia, Rufus Gifford as Ambassador to Denmark, and James Costos as Ambassador to Spain. [...]

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William Murray: Homosexual elitist diplomats are to blame for Middle East turmoil

Thursday, September 20, 2012
William Murray
William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition not only told the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios that Islam is not a religion, but also that the U.S. fails to understand Muslims because our diplomats are homosexual elitists. [...]

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