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New HRC Ad Shows Obama Passing LGBT Baton to Clinton

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The digital ad highlights the stakes on Tuesday.

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The Human Rights Campaign is reminding voters of the weight of their decision tomorrow by highlighting the accomplishments of Barack Obama and saying Hillary Clinton will continue his advances in LGBT equality.

Released Monday, the clip shows Obama signing the first positive LGBT-specific legislation ever -- the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. The ad also shows the president signing the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which five years ago ended the closet for LGB service members. Obama is also seen loudly advocating for queer rights at numerous events and urging the community to keep pushing for more.

"If you're ready to continue this journey that we started then join me, register folks to vote, get 'em to the polls, keep marching, keep fighting, keep organizing," he says. "This isn't the end point, this is the beginning."

Watch below.

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.