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The Advocate live-blogs presidential forum on
LGBT issues

The Advocate live-blogs presidential forum on
LGBT issues


The Advocate Insider blog is your front-row seat to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, and other Democratic contenders for president as they take questions this Thursday at this historic forum, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and Logo.

On Thursday, August 9, presidential candidates will gather in Los Angeles for a forum expressly designed to address issues affecting the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens. Human Rights Campaign and Logo are sponsoring this historic event, with HRC president Joe Solmonese, performer Melissa Etheridge, and journalist Jonathan Capehart appearing as panelists. Candidates confirmed to appear, according to HRC, are Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson.

To provide immediate reaction and analysis of the event, the two-hour forum will be live-blogged by Advocate news features editor Sean Kennedy and news editor Kerry Eleveld. Just go to this Thursday, August 9, 9-11 p.m. Eastern time, 6-8 p.m. Pacific, to get our special take on what the candidates are saying about our issues. You won't want to miss this first-ever event!

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