Tonight’s the night! A number of the 2020 Presidential candidates, including Warren and Biden, will take to the stage at Coe College’s Sinclair Auditorium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to discuss LGBTQ rights and issues in the country at 7 p.m. The Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues is co-sponsored by GLAAD, One Iowa, The Gazette, and The Advocate. Transgender activist and actor Angelica Ross (FX’s “POSE”) will co-host the forum with GLAAD’s President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
The event will feature the candidates — Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Sestak, Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson — answering specific LGBTQ-focused questions, as well as outlining their plans for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance in America. Moderated by Lyz Lenz, The Gazette columnist; Keenan Crow, One Iowa Director of Policy and Advocacy; and Zach Stafford, The Advocate Editor-in-Chief.
To tune in to the livestream, check out GLAAD’s YouTube page. The organization will also be streaming the forum on its Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #LGBTQForum). NBC News Now and ABCNews.com will also be livestreaming the event. GLAAD has organized over 52 watch parties across the country. To find one near you, go to One Iowa.