Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, who I can proudly say hails from Philly (holla!), has been nominated to the U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania, making her the first out latina to be nominated and to potentially hold this position.
According to the HRC, "[i]f confirmed by the Senate, Judge Quiñones would be the first out gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench. She is the eighth openly gay life-tenured federal court judicial nominee named by President Obama. Prior to the Obama Administration, only one openly gay individual had been confirmed to serve with lifetime tenure on our federal judiciary."
My people, we haven't even officially entered Obama's second term, and THE BIG GAY AGENDA is already full steam ahead [evil laugh. evil laugh].
More on Quiñones, courtesy of the fine ladies at SheWired: "Quiñones previously worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1979 to 1991, and she served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1979, according to a biography provided by the White House. She began her legal career as a staff attorney for Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia from 1975 to 1977. Quiñones received her law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1975 and her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico in 1972."
More pressing, important questions like "is she partnered?" "what's her Facebook status?" will be determined shortly.