Washington, DC, May 12, 2016 The White House today announced that the National LGBTQ Task Force's Barbara Satin has been appointed to serve on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships. Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on this presidential body.
"I am both honored and humbled to be selected to serve on the President's advisory council. Given the current political climate, I believe it's important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community as well as a person of my years, nearly 82 be present and heard in these vital conversations," said Satin, Assistant Faith Work Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
In addition to working at the National LGBTQ Task Force, Satin has been heavily involved in the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The housing project a 46-unit affordable rental facility opened in September 2013. She also sits on the boards of a number of non-profits that serve LGBTQ people in the areas of philanthropy, training of senior care providers and HIV/AIDS services. As an active member of the United Church of Christ, she has served on the denomination's Executive Council and was involved in the church's 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people in the full life and ministry of the United Church of Christ. Satin is a United States Air Force veteran.