WASHINGTON D.C. — (03-08-21) — President Biden names Reggie Greer, Biden’s former Campaign LGBTQ+ vote director, as his new White House Senior Advisor for LGBTQ+ issues. The newly appointed senior advisor will also be director of priority placement in the White House’s Presidential Personnel Office. Greer is one of more than 50 LGBTQ+ appointees in the Biden administration so far, and according to the White House Press Office, the Biden administration is aiming to top the record set by the Obama administration’s appointment of 330 LGBTQ appointees.
Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Victory Institute, said in a press release:
Arli Christian, campaign strategist with the American Civil Liberties Union, released the following statement praising the Biden Administration’s appointment of Greer:
“We’re thrilled the White House is prioritizing LGBTQ issues by appointing Reggie Greer as LGBTQ senior advisor. We look forward to working with Director Greer on our top ask of the Biden-Harris administration: an executive order updating the process by which federal agencies change gender markers on IDs. Over 67,000 people have signed our petition calling on the White House to issue this executive order, and we’re excited to work alongside Director Greer in support of transgender, nonbinary, and intersex people nationwide.”
“Reggie is a ray of sunshine in the conflict-driven world of politics and the respect and trust he’s earned from LGBTQ leaders will make him an extremely effective adviser. He exemplifies the America United ethos, with a rare ability to bring diverse communities and interests together and rally them behind a common cause and vision. He will be invaluable as a bridge between the administration and the millions of LGBTQ Americans relying on President Biden to bring needed change to our nation. I am thrilled about his appointment and am eager to continue working together on moving equality forward for our community.”
Before joining the Biden campaign in 2020, White House Senior Advisor Reggie Greer was director of constituent engagement at the LGBTQ Victory Institute for three years, where he provided training to current and future LGBTQ+ candidates and campaign workers. He was also responsible for recruiting appointees for pro-equality presidential administrations through its Presidential Appointments Initiative.
Greer also served as deputy director of public engagement at the U.S. Department of Transportation, working with Secretary Anthony Foxx during the Obama administration. In 2016 he was appointed to Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee.
(Photo Courtesy of Metro Weekly)
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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