President Biden signed an Executive Order on Monday that sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve. The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security.
Melissa McCarthy will certainly have a little more to work with on the next Saturday Night Live as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a room full of reporters that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II.
Working quietly behind the scenes of the White House is a surprisingly progressive figure. Jeremy Bernard, the White House social secretary, is not only the first gay man to hold the role, but the first man, period.
The White House will honor as Harvey Milk Champions of Change a small group of LGBT state and local elected and appointed officials who have demonstrated a strong commitment to both equality and public service.