Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute Press Statement on Judge Darrin P. Gayles Judicial Nomination

WASHINGTON – Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute Press Secretary Steven Thai made the following statement in regards to the White House judicial nomination of Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

“We commend the Administration for nominating a qualified jurist who will also add diversity to the federal bench.  If confirmed, Judge Gayles will be the nation’s first black, openly gay federal judge, and he will reflect the talent and commitment that exists in communities that are underrepresented in public service.”

LINK to White House Press Release

Victory Institute

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBTQ public leaders.  In 2008, the Victory Institute convened the Presidential Appointments Project to assist qualified LGBTQ Americans who seek to serve their country in the executive and judicial branches of government.  For more information on openly LGBTQ presidential appointees, visit