Obama Announces Two More Openly Gay Ambassadorial Nominees

President Obama announced he would nominate two more gay men, to ambassadorial posts.

John Berry (pictured left), who worked previously in the administration, was the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from April 2009 to April of this year, making him the highest ranking openly gay official in the executive branch, is Obama's pick for ambassador to Australia.

James "Wally" Brewster Jr., the nominee for ambassador to the Dominican Republic, has served as a Democratic fundraiser and LGBT activist while working in the private sector as senior marketing partner for SB&K Global, a Chicago-based consulting firm. A national LGBT co-chair for the Democratic National Committee, Brewster also serves on the board of the HRC.