Participate in a watch party to mark the first time in history a major cable news network airs a presidential event devoted to issues of importance to the LGBTQIA+ community. The Human Rights Foundation will host a Democratic presidential town hall focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. The town hall, which HRC bills as the "Power of our Pride," coincides with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11, and will feature the largest ever audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQIA+ issues. Join PRIDE RI and the LGBTQ Task Force to watch this historic and critical debate live at The Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House.
This town hall comes as a critical time in our fight to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in this nation.
The candidates will take questions on specific LGBTQIA+ concerns as well as their plans to promote equality and civility. Questions will come from CNN journalists and members of the audience which will be comprised of invited guests, LGBTQIA+ stakeholders and members of civic organizations.
Candidates will adhere to the following schedule:
Tom Steyer will be interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash at 7:00pm
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash at 7:30 p.m.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper at 8 p.m.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, interviewed by Cooper at 8:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo at 9 p.m.
California Sen. Kamala Harris, interviewed by Cuomo at 9:30 p.m.
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon at 10 p.m.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, interviewed by Lemon at 10:30 p.m.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, interviewed by CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson at 11 p.m.
Businessman Tom Steyer, interviewed by Henderson at 11:30 p.m.
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