WATCH LIVE: The First 2012 Presidential Debate

By Michelle Garcia

Originally published on Advocate.com October 03 2012 7:41 PM ET

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face each other in the first presidential debate of the election season in Denver tonight starting at 9 p.m. Eastern. 

The debate, moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer, will focus mostly on the economy, followed by health care, the role of government, and governing. 

Watch the debate here on Advocate.com, and follow us on Twitter for our live tweets during the debate @TheAdvocateMag. To lighten the mood, follow our comedy feed, @gaysayer, for jokes from LGBT comedians and our allies.