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Archive for June, 2008

The NSA, Reporter’s Questions & Summer Vacation

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The National Security Agency, the U.S. government’s 40,000-strong family of cryptologists who guard American safety by deciphering secret codes that threaten the U.S., and protecting with codes vital American secrets, has made a commitment to create a safe and welcoming work environment that holds its own against those corporations that seek to court the gay market.

Yesterday, I spent the day working with the civilian and military leaders of NSA and found myself feeling not only completely at home but affirmed in my message of creating an environment in which openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees can thrive. Read more…

When the Messenger is Self-Affirmed

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The young Saudi Arabian immigrant who drove me to the airport said his name is Osama.

"Do you take grief for your name?" I asked as the hotel van headed to the Columbus airport.

*quot;Only from ignorant people," the 21-year-old chemical engineering graduate replied in Americanized English. Read more…