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This handout photo provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) shows Raffi Freedman-Gurspan in Washington. The White House announced Freedman-Gurspan's appointment Tuesday as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House. (National Center for Transgender Equality via AP)
This handout photo provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) shows Raffi Freedman-Gurspan in Washington. The White House announced Freedman-Gurspan's appointment Tuesday as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House. (National Center for Transgender Equality via AP)

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White House hires first transgender staffer

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.

White House hires first transgender staffer

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.