A new gay U.S. ambassador for Vietnam

Ted Osius
Ted Osius

Ted Osius, a gay man who has been serving as a deputy ambassador in Indonesia, has been nominated by President Obama to become the new U.S. ambassador in Vietnam. Osius and his partner Clayton Bond, have a young son together so it should be quite a little family gathering at all the official receptions ambassadors must attend. Bond works with the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs.  If confirmed Osius would be the first (out) gay ambassador in Asia. Obama has nominated six (out) gay ambassadors.

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