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.”
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