It is one thing to accept LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-suxual, Questioning) individuals into our military, CIA, etc., but it is quite another to actively recruit them. As part of the CIA's efforts to diversify its workforce, the CIA and military are reaching out to a group that once was unable to get security
clearance — lesbians and gay men. In fact, the military is specifically recruiting Gays for positions in Muslim countries. Depending on what source you consult, it appears that less than 4% of Americans identify as LGBTQ.
"This is the first time we've done a networking event of this type with any of the gay and lesbian chamber of commerces in the United States," says Michael Barber, a self-identified "straight ally" and the spy agency's LGBT Community Outreach and Liaison program manager.
Over the past year, Barber and others at the agency have worked to get the word out that the CIA has changed.
For many years, the CIA and other federal agencies routinely denied security clearances to gay men and women, until President Clinton signed an executive order ending the practice in 1995. Now, Barber says, the CIA even has a program for gay couples. (continue reading at NPR)
An estimated 15% of Americans are dyslexic, should the CIA have a special outreach to them? About 10% of Americans are left-handed, should the CIA reach out to them? No one really knows what percent of Americans are Muslim, estimates are somewhere between 2 and 15 percent, should we have special outreach to them? Oh wait. We already do.
Why does the government bend over backward for the tiny minority of LGTBQ?
Pushing an agenda, pushing an agenda.