Wow. This is actually…kind of amazing.
For the first time the leading candidates for the presidency will hold a televised debate devoted solely to LGBT issues. The one-hour event will be held on August 9 and broadcast on gay network LOGO at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm ET) and through live streaming video at LOGOonline.com.
…The debate will be conducted with a live audience in Los Angeles. On the panel questioning the two Democrats will be Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese and singer Melissa Etheridge. … The panelists in a statement said they plan to cover a range of issues including relationship recognition, marriage equality, workplace fairness, the military, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS and other important issues.
So far, Edwards, Clinton, and Obama have signed on the debate, which was organized by LOGO and HRC.
Well. I’m vaguely impressed!
I fervently hope Melissa and Joe will make sure their questions include some specific to the trans community, to make sure this is a genuine LGB and T debate. Marti, when you get back, start making some calls!
[Thanks to Bill for passing that along.]