Interesting article. November 28, 2012
Miami: It wasn't long ago that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women couldn't get security clearance from the CIA. Now the US national spy agency is actively recruiting them.
The CIA and Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday night will sponsor a community-wide networking event at the LGBT Visitor Centre in South Beach.
"This is the first one ever," said Michael Barber, the CIA's LGBT community outreach and liaison program manager. "This is the first of what I hope will be similar networking events with LGBT chambers across the nation."
A second networking event is scheduled for Thursday night in Orlando.
Mr Barber, "a straight ally", along with gay CIA employees engineering development chief Bill French and technical information officer Tracey Ballard will speak to prospective employees about the benefits of joining the agency.
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