Record number of LGBT delegates at DNC 2012

Record number of LGBT delegates at DNC 2012

The 2012 Democratic National Convention is already historic for the LGBT community for a variety of reasons:

  • For the first time ever, the party platform clearly calls for marriage equality.
  • There are 486 openly gay delegates making up 8% of the total delegates.
  • Three openly gay elected politicians will be speaking at some point in the convention.

“We’ve been an underrepresented demographic in politics for a long
time,” said Jerame Davis of National Stonewall Democrats, a gay-rights
affiliate of the party. “Finally seeing us appropriately represented is
just a thrill.”

Read more about the LGBT presence and participation at DNC at EdgeOnTheNet