Richard Grenell, who has served as the United States spokesperson at the United Nations, has been named as Trump’s probable nominee for the position of the German ambassador and if he is applied it will make him the first openly LGBT official under Trump. During his time at the U.N. between 2001 and 2008, Grenell served under President George W. Bush.Trump’s administration has pushed through a number of controversial anti-LGBT policies and laws since the POTUS took office in January. The most recent and dividing policy was Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. The president took to Twitter to announce the ban. On Friday (August 25), Trump officially and indefinitely instructed the Pentagon to ban transgender troops from serving in the US Military when he signed a presidential memorandum. The memo gives Mattis six months to implement the ban, by 23 March 2018.