Non-binary nuclear waste guru pictured at LGBTQ conference on same weekend they stole $2k luggage

Biden’s non-binary nuclear waste guru who stole a woman’s suitcase from a baggage carousel was pictured the same weekend in Minnesota attending an LGBTQ student activism conference.   

Sam Brinton was photographed with two of event’s coordinators in a black evening gown. has learned that Brinton was present in the Twin Cities for the Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference.   

The conference was held at InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel. Brinton was also staying there. 

At first Brinton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, told police they ‘accidentally’ took the suitcase – with contents worth $2,325 – from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on September 16 around 4:45 pm. 

But they eventually admitted to having taken the bag. They also blamed their tiredness for the’mistake’. 

Brinton used their bag for personal travel during the month that followed. 

Brinton They did not have a checked bag and arrived in Minnesota with the luggage. Vera Bradley 26 inch navy blue hard-sided rolling bag, $295 

Sam Brinton, a Department of Energy official, is pictured (center), with other attendees at the Out for Undergrad conference held in St. Paul. 

Brinton has been accused of felony theft. He is currently on leave from his job at the Department of Energy. The case will be heard on December 19. 

According to police documents, Brinton was given specific instructions by officers on how to return her bag. They have not followed through.

The bag belonged to a woman traveling from New Orleans with her child. 

Two days later, Brinton boarded a flight to Washington DC, with the suitcase.

Department Of Energy Official Sam Brinton Traveled To Minnesota Without A Bag On September 16, But Left With Another Person'S On September 18, Police Said. Nearly A Month Later, They Had Taken The Same Bag On A Mysterious Trip To Europe

Sam Brinton, an official at the Department of Energy, went to Minnesota in September without a bag. However, they left Minnesota with another bag on September 18, police reported. They returned nearly a month later with the same bag from a mystery trip to Europe.

Sam Brinton, Pictured Here, Is Accused Of Taking A Woman'S Suitcase From The Baggage Claim At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport On September 16

Sam Brinton, shown here, is accused in this incident of taking a female suitcase from the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, September 16

According to documents, Brinton made a trip to Europe with the suitcase stolen sometime between September 18th, and October 9.    

Surveillance footage captured Brinton bringing their bag through Washington-Dulles International Airport after returning from Europe on October 9, 2009. 

That same day, Brinton was contacted by Officer Anne Katchmark of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department.

Brinton replied to a question about whether they had taken a bag which did not belong, saying that ‘Not that that I know.’ 

Katchmark received a response from Brinton an hour later and he apologized for not being completely honest. They both admitted that they had accidentally taken the bag and blamed tiredness for the confusion. 

The Department of Energy issued a brief statement regarding the scandal.

Officer Anne Katchmark Of The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department, Pictured Here With President Joe Biden, First Made Contact With Brinton On October 9

Officer Anne Katchmark from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department is pictured here with President Joe Biden. They first made contact with Brinton in October 9

Multiple requests for comment have been made to both the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and Brinton’s attorney Fabian Hoffner.

Numerous right-wing figures from Twitter have noticed the incident. Rep. Lauren Boebert (35) was recently elected to Congress. She posted a photo of Brinton dressed in a gown and tweeted: “This man, hired Joe Biden is a thief.”

Donald Jr., ex-President Donald Trump’s father, posted a screengrab from’s coverage and wrote: “Who could have seen that coming from them/them?” 

John Cardillo, former Newsmax host tweeted: “Mentally sick freak and Biden appointee Sam Brinton was charged with stealing the luggage of a woman at MSP. This lunatic is a master of all America’s nuclear secrets. 

Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump advisor, posted a picture of Brinton to social media and wrote: “So this Biden official turns into a criminal?” Is his DoE Q Clearance still available? 

Sam Brinton’s suitcase journey 

Brinton, Who Has A Master'S Degree From Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (Mit) Writes In Their Linkedin Bio That They Are Working Towards 'Solving The World'S #Nuclearwaste Challenges And Protecting Lgbtq Youth From #Conversiontherapy'

Brinton, who holds a Master’s degree in Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), writes in their LinkedIn bio that it is working towards ‘Solving all the World”#NuclearWaste Challenges” and “Protecting LGBTQ Youth from #ConversionTherapy”

September 16 Sam Brinton arrives at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport sans any checked luggage 

He Took a suitcase containing contents over $2,300 from the baggage cart and brought it to a St. Paul hotel room.

September 18 Brinton boards a plane to Washington DC and returns to the airport where he was robbed. 

October 9: Brinton, who was on a trip to Europe in Washington DC, returned with the bag stolen from her luggage. 

Later, on October 9,: Brinton is contacted in person by an officer from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport security police. 

Later, they contact the same officer to claim that they were not completely honest and that they took the bag accidentally. They also mention tiredness. 

Brinton was given instructions by the officer about how to return the bag. This is something they have so far failed to do.  

Brinton claimed that they panicked when the bag was not theirs. She also stated that they left the clothing in their St. Paul hotel room. 

When they were asked why they left the clothing behind, they replied that they didn’t want to take the bag to the hotel and leave it there.

Brinton was told by the investigating officer that she had instructed her to find a way to return the bag and get to the victim. However, they have failed to do so. There was no clothing found in the hotel room. 

Brinton is currently away from their DOE job.  

They could face up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both if they are found guilty.

Brinton, who proudly announced via LinkedIn that they had been appointed Deputy Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in this Department of Energy, made headlines earlier in the year.  

The 34-year old scientist, who was the first person of non-binary descent to accept a leadership position in the federal government, has been absent from work for at most a month. Kim Petry is acting as the deputy assistant secretary responsible for spent fuel. 

Petry informed coworkers that Kathryn Huff, assistant secretary to nuclear energy, had asked her to continue as head the spent fuel office for ‘foreseeable future’.

Petry stated in an email, “I should have another update to all of you within a month,” as seen by Exchange Monitor. It will depend on the outcome of Brinton’s December 19th court hearing.

A complaint was filed by Brinton on October 27. It is claimed that Brinton was caught on camera removing a navy-blue hard-sided roller bag from a baggage claim conveyor.

On the same day, the bag was reported missing by a woman earlier in the day. 

After reviewing several surveillance videos she identified the bag as hers adding that the total value of items in the allegedly stolen bag was roughly $2,325.

Brinton appears to have’removed the blue bag’s label and put the bag tag in their handbag,’ according to video not released to the public.

Brinton arrived at the airport after arriving on a flight from Washington D.C., where they reside. However, Brinton had not yet checked a bag for their trip.

Brinton initially denied taking anything, but law enforcement quickly tracked them down. 

Brinton stated to police that if she had mistakenly taken the bag, she would be happy to return it. However, Brinton said that she didn’t have any clothes for another person. According to the complaint. ‘That’s what I was wearing when I opened the bag.

They had an instant change of heart, and they called the airport police to make it clear that they were not being completely honest and had admitted to having taken the blue bag. 

The Non-Binary Drag Queen Who Had Been Working In A Nuclear Waste Job In President Biden'S Administration Is Pictured Outside Of Their Home In Maryland In February

The non-binary drag Queen, who was employed in a nuclear waste position in President Biden’s administration, is shown outside their Maryland home in February 

Brinton Was Seen Heading To The Airport With A Suitcase Earlier In The Year. On The Trip They Allegedly Took Another Woman'S Case, They Did Not Have Any Bags With Them

Brinton was seen earlier in the year heading to the airport carrying a bag. They allegedly carried a bag belonging to another woman on the trip, but they didn’t have any bags.

Brinton Was Caught On Surveillance Cameras At Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Taking A Blue Bag Off The Baggage Claim After Flying In From Washington

Brinton was caught by surveillance cameras at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport removing a blue bag from the baggage claim. He had flown in from Washington.

Brinton, Pictured In Drag Outside The Capitol

Brinton, photographed in drag outside Capitol 

Brinton changed their statement, exonerating the behavior because they were tired and thought the suitcase was theirs. 

Brinton claimed that it was only after they opened the bag that they realized it wasn’t theirs. He also said that they were ‘nervous people who would think they stole the bag but didn’t know what to do’. 

The couple then claimed that the clothes in the suitcase were in fact stored at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel where they were staying.

Brinton, a graduate from MIT, is a nuclear power and energy specialist. She is also an LGBTQ activist and has spoken out about their advocacy work, as well as unusual sexual proclivities like animal role play on social networks. 

Pictures shared online show them in sparkly dresses and American flag heels while they stand over three other people who are playing the role of dogs.

They also perform as “Sister Ray Dee O”Active while being part of a group called The Order of Perpetual Indulgence, a non-profit organization of drag queens who dress as nuns in order to raise awareness of transphobia and sexual intolerance. 

Brinton held many roles in the energy industry before their current position. He also served as a nuclear waste advisor in the Trump administration.

Brinton has a rich past. Born in 1987, their parents Peggy Jo and Stephen Brinton are Southern Baptists who belong now to the First Baptist Church of Perry, Iowa. The couple has three children: Sam, Rachel, Daniel.  

Brinton Shown In Social Media Images. They Recently Announced They Had Been Started A Role In The Department Of Energy

Brinton is a science nerd but also an avid LGBTQ activist. She goes by Sister Ray Dee O’Active, a member of The Order of Perpetual Indulgence, a non-profit group of drag-queens who dress up in the role of nuns to raise awareness of transphobia and sexual intolerance. 

If Found Guilty Of Felony Theft They Could Now Face Five Years In Jail, A $10,000 Fine, Or Both

They can now be sentenced to up to five years in prison, a $10,000 penalty, or both, if found guilty for felony theft.

Non-binary Brinton, who goes by they/them pronouns, previously revealed their troubled relationship with their parents, both 57 – describing how they were forced to take part in conversion therapy as a teen.

Brinton also recounted how they were told to leave the family home in Perry, Iowa, after coming out to their parents as bisexual for a second time while at college – forcing them to move in with an uncle in New York.

Brinton, the first female-fluid person to be appointed as deputy assistant secretary, was raised in Sanford in Florida and Perry in Iowa.

In a 2018 op-ed, Brinton told how they first came out as a middle school student and then was forced to spend two years having conversion therapy – a discredited form of counseling that aims to convert gay people to straight. They called it ‘torture’.

Samuel Brinton Was Tapped As Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Spent Fuel And Waste Disposition In The Office Of Nuclear Energy By The Biden Administration In January

Samuel Brinton was selected by the Biden Administration as the deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition within the Office of Nuclear Energy in January 

They kept their sexuality secret through homeschooling, and later at Perry High School in Iowa after their family moved to Iowa in 2002.

Brinton’s parents still work at the First Baptist Church in Perry – a small city of just over 8,000 people 30 miles northwest of Des Moines – and continue to live in the modest $166,000 four-bedroom home where Brinton was raised.

The stiletto-loving 34 year-old had a completely different life than the high-powered life in Washington, D.C. today.

Yearbook photos obtained by show how young Brinton excelled in technology – winning the award for outstanding automotive tech student in their senior year.

A Yearbook Photo Of Brinton At Perry High School In Iowa

Brinton at Perry High School, Iowa. 

Brinton spent four years as a school wrestler and was an avid member of the school choir.

They also appeared in several school plays – including The Stuck Pot, which tells the story of how a group of schoolboys established a consolation prize for the boy ‘stuck with an awful lemon’ for a date at the school prom.

Brinton also appeared in a high school production of Grease and in Quiet Summer – a comedy play about a man who decides to spend their summer trying to become president of the local country club.

They were involved in numerous academic decathlons, and they were members of the public-speaking team. Additionally, they joined the Iowa All-State Chorus in their final two years.

They also proved popular – photos show Brinton with friends at their school prom in 2006 and taking part in a quiz in a team named Sam’s Super Sweets.

This Image Gained Attention, And Anti-Lgbtq Criticism

This image attracted attention.

In A Moving 2018 Op-Ed In The New York Times, Brinton Described How They Were Put Through 'Torture' During Conversion Therapy, Writing: 'My Parents Were Southern Baptist Missionaries Who Believed That The Dangerous And Discredited Practice Of Conversion Therapy Could 'Cure' My Sexuality'

Brinton, in an emotional 2018 New York Times Op-Ed, described how they were subjected to ‘torture’ during conversion therapy. She wrote: ‘My parents, who were Southern Baptist missionaries, believed that the dangerous, discredited practice conversion therapy could cure’ their sexuality.

But according to Brinton, the conversion therapy they endured as a middle schooler left scars and it wasn’t until college – Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas – that they felt able to come out for the second and final time.

Brinton, in an emotional 2018 New York Times Op-Ed, described how they were subjected to ‘torture’ during conversion therapy. She wrote: ‘My parents, who were Southern Baptist missionaries, believed that conversion therapy could cure’ their sexuality.

“I sat on a couch for two years and was subject to emotionally draining sessions with a counselor. I was told by my faith community that I was a scourge; that I was an abomination; that I was the only homosexual person in the world; and that I would eventually get H.I.V. AIDS.

Brinton With Queer Eye Star Jonathan Van Ness In New York City In 2019

Brinton and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, New York City, 2019

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