Joe Biden taps trans veteran for presidential transition team


Have you ever expected that transition team of US President will consist of transgender people? Joe Biden decided to invite transgender veteran to his presidential transition teamat the Department of Defense. This person is Shawn Skelly. As we know, Trumpforbad transgender people to serve in military. Discrimination against queer people was encouraged by Trump.But newly elected US President Joe Biden decided to reverse discriminatory ban of ex-president. That’s why Biden started to choose queer people into his team. Shawn Skelly got presidential appointee when Barack Obama named her director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat, were she belonged to Department of Transportation.Skelly is known also as co-founder ofOut In National Security. It’s a popular LGBT advocacy organisation. Moreover, she is an ex-assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense. Will hope, it’s not the last trans person in government.


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