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Chantale Wong becomes first out lesbian US Senate-confirmed ambassador

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Chantale Wong has made history by being confirmed as the United States Director of the Asian Development Bank. She becomes the first openly lesbian, Senate-confirmed ambassador in America’s history after a bipartisan confirmation vote.

Writing on Facebook on 8 February, the day of her confirmation, Ambassador Wong shared her “pride and humility” over the honour.

She said: “22 years ago, Pres. Clinton appointed me to the Board of the ADB as the Alternate Executive Director. I was young and impressionable and had so much to learn. “Tonight the US Senate confirmed me to return to the ADB as Pres.

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