As Pride Month comes to an end, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has taken to Twitter to share with the world her coming out story. Jean-Pierre is the first openly gay woman to hold a press briefing as the White House in the capacity of the White House Deputy Press Secretary and the second Black woman to lead a press briefing on behalf of the White House.
Like many people who first come out to their families and are met with initial pushbacks, Jean-Pierre’s mother was not happy with the news of her daughter’s sexuality.