Friday, May 13, 2016

Obama Appoints Barbara Satin

The White House announced that the National LGBTQ Task Force's Barbara Satin has been appointed to serve on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships. Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on this presidential body. Barbara Satin, Assistant Faith Work Director, National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “I am both honored & humbled to be selected to serve on the President’s advisory council. Given the current political climate, I believe it’s important that a voice of faith representing the transgender & gender non-conforming community as well as a person of my years, nearly 82 be present and heard in these vital conversations.” In addition to working at the National LGBTQ Task Force, Satin has been heavily involved in the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The housing project is a 46-unit affordable rental facility that opened in September 2013. She also sits on the boards of a number of non-profits that serve LGBTQ people in the areas of philanthropy, training of senior care providers & HIV/AIDS services. As an active member of the United Church of Christ, she has served on the denomination’s Executive Council & was involved in the church’s 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people in the full life & ministry of the United Church of Christ. Satin is a United States Air Force veteran.
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