First Transgender Presidential Appointee Fears Being Labeled 'Token'

For Amanda Simpson, believed to be America's first openly transgender presidential appointee, the job she starts Tuesday in the U.S. Commerce Department is an honor and the culmination of a career dedicated to understanding military technology. But what gnaws at her, she says, is the fear of being labeled a token who was hired because of her sexual identity rather than on her merits. "Being the first sucks," she told ABC News.com. "I'd rather not be the first but someone has to be first, or...Full Story
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