a homeless girl went to Harvard. She attended 12 schools in 12 years; lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. She was accepted to more than 20 universities before choosing Harvard.
This week, the Senate made two historic votes, and two black LGBT leaders achieved huge milestones.
Darrin Gayles, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is the first openly gay black man confirmed to the federal bench. Staci Yandle, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, is the second black lesbian federal judge in the nation’s history.
A White House aide said Obama has appointed more female judges than any other president, breaking the record previously set by President Bill Clinton. He has also appointed more Hispanic judges than any other president, breaking the record previously held by President George W. Bush. Obama has also appointed more Asian-American judges than all presidents combined and has nominated 12 openly gay federal judges. Last month, the Senate confirmed the first-ever Native American female federal judge in the nation’s history.
Yes, yes, yes. Many congratulations to them for the amazing achievements, and to everyone who made this possible.