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Tammy Baldwin, President Obama to Speak on Final Night of DNC

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Moving into the final night of the Democratic National Convention, we’ve already heard over a dozen pro-equality speakers emphasize LGBT rights as a key component of American progress.

Tonight we’ll have the chance to hear from a few more. Champion of LGBT equality Tammy Baldwin is set to address the convention during prime time. If elected this fall, Baldwin will make history as the first openly gay U.S. senator. She is a founding member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and has worked across the board – from hate crimes legislation to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – to create a better future for LGBT Americans.

Rep. Barney Frank, the longest-serving openly gay U.S. representative, is rescheduled to speak from Wednesday night. LGBT rights advocate Zach Wahls is also slated to address the convention.

Rounding out the night is President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated speech in which he’ll accept his party’s nomination for a second term.

Over the past few days we’ve heard a resounding embrace of LGBT equality at the DNC, an inclusiveness that stands in sharp contrast to the GOP’s radically out-of-touch platform. Be sure to tune in for tonight’s historic conclusion.

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