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Presidential debate on LGBT issues to air on LOGO

And of course, I don’t get LOGO here in NC (and I’ve called several times), so I’ll have to catch it online. (365gay):

For the first time the leading candidates for the presidency will hold a televised debate devoted solely to LGBT issues. The one-hour event will be held on August 9 and broadcast on gay network LOGO at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm ET) and through live streaming video at

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards have confirmed they will participate. Several other Democratic candidates also may join the debate. The debate will be conducted with a live audience in Los Angeles.  On the panel questioning the two Democrats will be Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese and singer Melissa Etheridge.

The debate was put together by LOGO and HRC. “In the 2008 presidential election, issues of concern to the LGBT community have already been at the forefront of the national conversation,? said Solmonese.

…The panelists in a statement said they plan to cover a range of issues including relationship recognition, marriage equality, workplace fairness, the military, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS and other important issues.

I wonder if any Republicans were invited (Bloggernista said yes). I’m also trying to figure out why no LGBT journalists are on this panel. No disrespect to Melissa Ethridge, but here’s a unique opportunity to give the LGBT media access to the presidential candidates and they are shut out.

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