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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

First GLBTQ Presidential Debate

Rarely do I endorse something that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has organised, but following the successful True Colors Tour -- which I'm sad to say I missed the whole of -- I must admit I am impressed by their upcoming event.

On Thursday, August 9, 2007, the Human Rights Campaign and US cable television network, LOGO, will co-sponsor the first ever presidential debate specifically on GLBTQ issues.

Moderated by HRC president, Joe Solmonese, and singer, Melissa Etheridge, the debate will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. To date, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Chris Dodd have all confirmed their participation, but HRC is hopeful to get more candidates on board.

The event will be broadcast on LOGO and online at 9:00 PM EST. I will post a reminder of the event as the date draws near.

Let's hope that the HRC is conscious enough to incorporate GLBTQ-related issues into the debate, such as immigration, welfare reform, sex worker rights, international human rights violations, gender equity, health care reform, social security, sexual freedom and media censorship.

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At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Chris Crain said...

Contain your enthusiasm. The event is neither "historic" nor likely to produce much:


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