Just in time for Women’s History Month, Asian American Pamela Chen makes history by being appointed to the Federal Branch. She has recently been confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by the U.S. Senate. Why does she make history? Pamela Chen is the first openly gay Asian American to be appointed to the Federal Branch and the fifth openly gay federal judge. Chen has been with the Department of Justice for over thirteen years and has worked on matters concerning civil rights, hate crimes, and human trafficking . We applaud Ms. Chen and all the other women who take steps advancing the Asian-American community. You go girl!