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Indian-American Aditi Hardikar appointed as new White house LGBT liaison

Nov 12, 2014 13:18 IST

Indian-American Aditi Hardikar was on 11 November 2014 appointed to a key White House position as liaison with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

She replaced Indian-American Gautam Raghavan who has now joined the Gill Foundation. Presently, Hardikar served as the director of the LGBT Leadership Council at Democratic National Committee.


Aditi Hardikar

  • A graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Aditi Hardikar earned her BA in Economics and Political Science.
  • Prior to joining the White House, she served as Director of the LGBT Leadership Council and Director of the AAPI Leadership Council for the Democratic National Committee.
  • She also served as a White House intern in the Office of Public Engagement, where she worked on LGBT issues.
  • She also served as the LGBT Finance Director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2013 and the Deputy Director of LGBT Voter Outreach and LGBT Finance for the 2012 Obama-Biden President Campaign.

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