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Out in the World: US Senate confirms lesbian as director of Asian Development Bank

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LGBTQ organizations praised the Senate's confirmation of Chantale Wong as the first openly lesbian of color appointed to an ambassador-level position for the U.S.

as director of the Asian Development Bank February 8. Wong, an international development expert, was overwhelmingly confirmed 66-31 in a bipartisan vote by the Senate.

She noted in a Facebook post that it came 22 years after former President Bill Clinton had appointed her to the bank's board as its alternate executive director. "I was young and impressionable and had so much to learn," wrote Wong. "Tonight the US Senate confirmed me to return to the ADB as Pres.

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