Dem Candidates To Participate In LGBT Rights Forum

The Advocate reports:

Democratic candidates for president will participate in a forum focused specifically on the lives and rights of LGBTQ people this fall. Showing the growing political influence of LGBTQ advocates and voters, the event provides a chance to educate the potential next president of the United States on the issues and challenges still facing queer Americans.

It will be hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. The forum is scheduled on October 10th, which is the evening of National Coming Out Day. Organizers plan to discuss “conversion therapy” restrictions, hate crime threats and transgender rights.

A similar event held in 2008 featured then-candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and others. At this writing participants in the October event have not been disclosed.