Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall

It's a month away but wanted to let you all know a bit about an event I'm excited about. On Thursday April 22, from 2 PM ET until 4 PM ET, I'll be hosting a special live show from the auditorium at the XM studios in Washington, DC, a panel discussion I'll moderate: "The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall." Obviously, with all of the issues being debated and protested, from "don't ask, don't tell" to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and marriage equality, there will be a lot to discuss.

The panel will include: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey; National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling; Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis; former Clinton White House advisor on gay rights Richard Socarides and blogger and activist Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend.

The event will include a studio audience, from which I'll also take questions for the panel. It will be streamed live online (no 7-day trial of Sirius XM will be necessary to listen online and the event will be open to all) and I'll be taking questions on the phones from people across the country as well.

I'll have more details on this as we get closer and a press release will go out at some time in the near future.