Obama Administration Employs First Transgender Woman At White House

President Obama’s administration employed the first transgender woman at the White House. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan was appointed as the outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the white House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Speaking to Huffington Post National Center for Transgender Equality Executive (NCTE) Director Mara Keisling said, “President Obama has long said he wants his Administration to look like the American people. That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant.”

Raffi Freedman served as a staff member at the NCTE working as a policy adviser for the organization’s Racial and Economic Justice Initiative.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan demonstrates the kind of leadership this Administration champions,” Valerie Jarrett, a White House senior adviser, echoed Keisling’s sentiments. “Her commitment to bettering the lives of transgender Americans, particularly transgender people of color and those in poverty, reflects the values of this Administration,” Jarett added.

Woman raises eight children with ex-husband and his gay lover

Most women would see red, some might even turn violent, but when this mother-of-eight’s husband left her for another man she invited them all to live together.

Jardine Smith was heartbroken after discovering Paul Hartley, her husband of 10 years, had been having an affair.

But incredibly, after just a year apart she asked them both to move in with her and even gave Paul’s partner the privilege of being a dad to her children.

And the trio say that although unconventional, their family works and they do “everything together”.

Jardine said: “We’ve lived together and we do everything together .If there’s problems at school with the children we will all consult about it. We’re like a family unit.

“People can’t understand but I would rather have Paul in my life. He’s my best friend and my soul mate and he’s always been there for me. Leo is a nice person as well and we all work together as a team.

“If I ever meet anyone again they will have to accept my gay husbands because I would never push them away from me or my kids.”