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First Lady Michelle Obama to address LGBT DNC luncheon

Monday, September 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a special luncheon presented by several national and local LGBT organizations on Wednesday.

The event, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall Democrats, the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality North Carolina and the DNC’s LGBT caucus, is slated for Sept. 5 at Noon at the Marriott Center City in Uptown Charlotte. The first lady will speak around 12:40 p.m.

National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis welcomed the news of Obama’s appearance.

“Michelle Obama is an inspiring and amazing woman and we couldn’t ask for a speaker who is more supportive of our issues,” Davis said in a written statement to qnotes. “As the President himself said when he came out in favor of the freedom to marry, his family — including his daughters and the First Lady — played a pivotal role in pushing him toward speaking out for marriage equality,” he said.

Mrs. Obama will also be one of the Convention’s keynote speakers — she is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, preceded by a video.

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12 more reader comments:

  1. Would be better if they would have done something to promote gay rights as of late… But alas I feel it’s a ploy for votes and then they can ignore us for 4 years

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 11:35am
  2. And she won’t address us as “You People.” What a lovely lady. I am so honored to have her and her husband represent me as an American.

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 11:46am
  3. U go girl.

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:01pm
  4. Trevor, you mean like gay people were ignored for the past four years? Apart from allowing gay soldiers to serve openly, ending the HIV travel ban, extending benefits to partners and the stopping the DOJ defending DOMA.

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:02pm
  5. People have short memories, they forget what the previous 8 years were like. SMH

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:08pm
  6. I’m sure it’ll cost $10K a seat. No thanks.

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:22pm
  7. When it comes to the President and the First Lady, it’s not only the thought that counts, it’s what they say. I appreciate it. When Obama came out in favor of gay marriage, or Marriage Equality, he became my favorite living President. We have to Vote him In Again Please get out there and Vote for Reason. Vote for Equality. Vite for OBAMA 2012 !

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 1:43pm
  8. Shes a fucking duche bag vote Romney / Ryan 2012 Obama only did what he did because of elections if not why didnt he do it earlier in office. Because hes afraid Obama Needs to go the worst person in the white house

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:02pm
  9. ^Idiot.

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 9:43pm
  10. She is so awesome

    Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 10:26pm
  11. Well me, your Canadian cousin Luvs them! Wish he was our Prime Minister!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:22am
  12. Michelle Is A First Lady

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:42am