“The openly gay acting director of National Intelligence for the U.S., Richard Grenell, is expanding his mandate from President Trump to eliminate the death penalty for and otherwise decriminalize being gay around the world to include the normalization of homosexuality in the vast array of spy agencies he oversees.
In February, President Donald Trump tapped Grenell — who was already serving as United States ambassador to Germany — for the position, making him the first openly gay member of a White House Cabinet in history. He now holds both offices concurrently.
As intelligence head, Grenell oversees the nation’s seventeen intelligence agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Homeland Security, and the intelligence arms of each branch of the U.S. military.
In 2019, Grenell was asked by President Trump to spearhead a global effort to get countries to end their criminalization of homosexuality.
That effort has now resulted in a policy that would limit the intelligence that U.S. spy agencies share with nations that continue to criminalize homosexuality in order to strong-arm them into conforming with Western norms.
According to multiple reports, the Trump White House is supportive of the initiative.”