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United States President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Jeff Marootian to serve as the President’s special assistant on climate and science. With the choice, Marootian becomes another gay man to compose the government. The information is from the Public Radio of Armenia.

Marootian has served as Director of Transportation in Washington D.C since 2017, standing out for helping companies survive during the coronavirus pandemic. He is originally from New Jersey, and graduated from George Washington University.

“He worked tirelessly to make our roads and sidewalks safer and more efficient, and built a transportation network that not only meets our needs today, but will also serve in the future” – Washington DC Mayor Muriel E.Bowser said in a statement (via Washington Post).

Bowser said in a statement that the replacement of Marootian will be made soon, and that his last day in the city will be on January 21, the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.

Joe Biden appoints yet another openly gay member to his government


In addition to Marootian, another openly homosexual politician, Joe Buttigieg, was invited by the elected president of the United States to be Secretary of Transport, being the first member of the LGBTQIA + community to be a minister of the United States.

“I am nominating Pete for the Secretariat of Transport because he is prepared to act on the challenges of the intersection between jobs, infrastructure, equity and climate” – said Biden on the appointment of Buttigieg. Biden never made an explicit promise to name an openly LGBTQ member for his government, but in an interview with CNN last week, he acknowledged the importance of including marginalized communities in his government.

Pete Buttigieg ruled the city of South Bend, with only 100,000 inhabitants, in the state of Indiana, from 2012 to 2020. Until then he was little known on the national scene, but ended up gaining visibility after his campaign invested in pro-Trump rural areas.

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Jornalista formado pela PUC do Rio de Janeiro, dedicou sua vida a falar sobre cultura nerd/geek. Gay desde que se entende por gente, sempre teve desejo de trabalhar com o público LGBT+ e crê que a informação é a a melhor arma contra qualquer tipo de "fobia"