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Democratic National Convention To Feature High Profile LGBT Politicians, Entertainers, and Bloggers

The Democratic National Convention being held this week in Charlotte, N.C is is expected to bring over 35,000 convention delegates, journalists , and bloggers and among them will be many big names in the LGBT community known for their work in national and regional politics and in the media.  (Although Back2Stonewall.com won’t be there unfortunately)

Openly LGBT delegates, politicians and others have been invited North Carolina’s openly gay Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Charlotte’s openly lesbian City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, a favorite of local LGBT voters.

Other big names include several openly LGBT politicians. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is a member of the convention’s Platform Committee. Rhode Island’s openly gay Congressman David Cicilline will also attend, as will Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in that state..  New Jersey trans activist and Democratic National Committee executive Babs Siperstein. New York’s delegation will include openly gay State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, openly lesbian labor leader and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and trans activist Melissa Sklarz.

Amongst the LGBT blogger crowd the humpy and hirsute Joe Jervis of Joe My God, will be attending as well as  Jeremy Hopper of Good As You, and Bil Browing of The Bilerico Project and many more.   And as for entertainment you don;t get much gayer then the Scissor Sisters performing at a private, invitation-only concert at The Fillmore at Uptown’s NC Music Factory.

The 2012 Democratic National Convention has all the makings to knock the annual White Party off the list as the number 1 gay circuit party event.

And we are not there.

But hey, I get to cover The Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention and meet Clive Barker, and the Muscle Wolf Productions crew in Lexington, KY at the end of the month and they don’t.

I bet they are so jealous.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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