Historic Transgender appointment in Washington D.C.

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New Jersey’s Babs Casbar Siperstein holds a key position in DNC

Signaling President Barack Obama’s commitment to the LGBT community and as a precursor to what the community can expect in the future, Democratic National Committee Chair Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia released his nominations for key DNC positions and committees which delivered historic LGBT numbers and diversity on September 5, 2009.
 
Responding to the DNC’s LGBT Caucus priority for the appointment of the first transgender Democrat to the national body, Gov. Kaine delivered in the appointment of Edison New Jersey resident, Babs Casbar Siperstein, a nationally-known advocate for transgender rights and education. Her appointment was only one of six LGBT at-large nominees made in his 75 total appointments.