On Aug. 9, presidential candidates will gather in Los Angeles for a forum on issues affecting the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United States. Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, Melissa Etheridge and esteemed Pulitzer Prize journalist Jonathan Capehart will appear as panelists at the event.
The historic two-hour forum, moderated by Margaret Carlson, columnist with Time Magazine, will be televised live on the Logo network and the Logo web site on Thursday, Aug. 9 starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time before a live audience.
Each candidate will appear on stage one at a time to answer questions. The details and logistics of the event are still being worked out.
Confirmed candidates participating in the debate are Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.
The public is invited to submit questions they would like to hear the candidates answer. So if there’s something you’ve always wanted to ask a potential future president about GLBT equality, just fill out the form on the HRC.org web site.
How to watch:
The two-hour presidential forum will be televised live on the Logo network on Thursday, Aug. 9 starting at 6 p.m. Pacific time and 9 p.m. Eastern. Some HRC steering committees have organized watch parties in select communities around the country.
A group screening is planned in Ferndale at SOHO bar, 205 W. Nine Mile. Come down early for a good seat and a chance to watch these historic debates with members of the community.