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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

HRC Presidential Forum Party

From Outfront ENews:

Watch the First-Ever GLBT Presidential Forum with OutFront Minnesota and the Human Rights Campaign

Tomorrow, August 9th, for the first time in history, leading presidential candidates will participate in a televised forum on issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Co-presented by Logo and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the 90-minute event will be broadcast live, without commercial interruption, exclusively on Logo's cable television channel as well as through live streaming video at LOGOonline.com.

Confirmed candidates scheduled to appear are, in alphabetical order: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio; and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. The candidates will appear sequentially and engage in conversation with co-panelists Melissa Etheridge, performer and advocate, and Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. The panelists plan to cover a range of issues including: relationship recognition, marriage equality, workplace fairness, the military, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS and other important issues.

OutFront Minnesota is co-hosting an event with the Twin Cities Human Rights Campaign to watch this historic forum. Join your friends in the local GLBT and allied community to learn more about the candidates' positions on issues of importance to the GLBT community.

GLBT Presidential Candidate Forum Watch Party

Thursday, August 9th - Forum begins at 8pm

Pi Bar and Restaurant, 2532 25th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN

Hosted by OutFront Minnesota and the Twin Cities Human Rights Campaign

This event is free of charge!


Actually, HRC had a Presidential Candidate forum 4 years ago, so this wasn't the first one.

OutFront Minnesota also posted a press release:

**********PRESS ADVISORY**********

Contacts: Monica Meyer, Public Policy Director 612-822-0127 ext. 115
Ann DeGroot, Executive Director 612-822-0127 ext. 107
Jo Marsicano, Communications Director 612-822-0127 ext. 106
August 7th, 2007
What: Historic Presidential Debate on GLBT Issues - Local Viewing Party
Date: Thursday, August 9th
Location: Pi Bar and Restaurant; 2532 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Time: 8pm

Sponsors: OutFront Minnesota and Twin Cities Human Rights Campaign

Background: The first-ever presidential debate focused exclusively on GLBT issues will air live August 9th, presented by the Logo cable network and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Several major candidates are scheduled to appear including (in alphabetical order) Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio; and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

The local viewing party will allow members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and their allies to watch and comment on the historic debate. A large turnout is expected.

OutFront Minnesota is an advocacy, direct services, and public policy organization for the GLBT and allied community.

Human Rights Campaign is a national organization working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equal Rights.

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