President Barack Obama has made more LGBT appointments than any commander-in-chief

Col. Margarete Camermeyer
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer

The Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute published a list of Obama administration appointees.

The institute trains LGBT candidates on how to run an effective campaign and is related to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, which helps raise money for endorsed candidates.

Some of the better-known names include Margarethe Cammermeyer, who is a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Cammermeyer is the highest-ranking woman to be dismissed from the military.

Brian Bond, who formerly headed the Victory Fund, now serves as deputy director, White House Office of Public Engagement.

Vic Basile, the first executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, is now senior counselor to the director of the Office of Personnel Management.

—  David Taffet

Obama uses Senate recess to appoint lesbian

Chai Feldblum

Chai Feldblum

While the Senate is in recess, President Barack Obama used his power to make appointments to break a the Republican filibuster of his nominees.

Among those appointed was Chai Feldblum, a lesbian, as one of five members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum is a Georgetown University law professor.

The White House made 15 recess appointments. He has 77 awaiting action on the floor of the Senate.

Recess appointments are only for one year and must come up for Senate approval the following year.

—  David Taffet