Joe Biden appoints two gay men to key roles in his administration

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The Biden-Harris transition team has announced two more out LGBTQ appointees who will serve in the coming Biden administration.

Guatam Raghavan will be appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel. Raghavan has previously worked as Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA) chief of staff and is currently the Deputy Head of Presidential Appointments for the Biden-Harris transition team.

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During the Obama administration Raghavan was the White House liaison to the LGBTQ community and the Asian American & Pacific Islander community and worked to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the military’s ban on out gay and bisexual people.

“It’s time again for an administration that looks like America — and will produce results that are good for ALL Americans,” Raghavan tweeted. “I’m honored to serve.”

He lives with his husband and their daughter in Washington, D.C.

Out attorney Stuart Delery will serve as Deputy Counsel to the President. He previously worked in the Obama administration as the Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States, making him the highest ranking LGBTQ person in the history of the Department of Justice.

He and his husband also live in D.C. with their two children.

Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled Raghavan’s first name. We regret the error.

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