Trio among 74Obama appointeesstill awaiting a vote
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
Three openly gay nomineesare among the 74 presidentialappointees whose confirmationsare being held up by the U.S.Senate, although observersdon’t suspect anti-gay bias as afactor preventing a vote.The lack of a Senate vote onthese nominees is blocking themfrom assuming the jobs to whichPresident Obama nominatedthem. The three nominees are:• Michael Camunez, nominat-ed to become assistant secre-tary of commerce for marketaccess and compliance;• Richard Sorian, nominated tobecome assistant secretary forpublic affairs at the Department ofHealth & Human Services;• and Beatrice Hanson, nomi-nated to become director of theJustice Department’s Office ofVictims of Crime.The White House announcedthe nomination of Camunez inMarch. Obama announced the
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washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 33 • august 13, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
Cleveland startupfaces Dec. 15deadline to holdonto sporting event
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.email@example.com
Leaders of an internationalLGBT sports group, meeting lastweekend in Germany, reaffirmedtheir earlier decision to keep the2014 Gay Games in Cleveland,according to sources familiarwith the deliberations.But the General Assembly ofthe Federation of Gay Gameskept open the option of movingthe event to Washington, D.C., ifCleveland fails to meet a set ofconditions by Dec. 15, includingthe creation of a new gay-run organization to produce thegames, sources said.The General Assembly took thataction during a closed “in camera”session of its annual meeting Aug.8, sources said, following the end ofthe 2010 Gay Games.That action came 10 monthsafter the FGG selected Clevelandover D.C. to host the 2014 GayGames and one month after theFGG revoked the license itawarded last year to theCleveland Synergy Foundation, anon-profit LGBT group, to pro-duce the quadrennial event.The FGG’s ouster ofCleveland Synergy was report-edly caused by the foundation’sfailure to meet its licensingagreement in a number of areas,including financial accountability.Officials with the ClevelandSynergy Foundation have notreturned repeated calls seeking
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Three openly gay appointees thatPresident Obama nominated tofill federal positions have goneunconfirmed by the Senate.
Photo by Pete Souza, courtesy of White House
3 gay nomineesheld up in Senate
Set in Germany, the 2010 Gay Games concluded Sunday. The next event in 2014 is tentatively slated to occurin Cleveland.
Photo courtesy of Gay Games
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2014 Gay Games could yet come to D.C.
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