CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall

CNN announces details for LGBTQ town hall

CNN on Wednesday announced the details of a town hall for Democratic presidential candidates focused on LGBTQ issues.

Nine Democratic White House hopefuls will attend the town hall in Los Angeles on Oct. 10 — coinciding with the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, CNN wrote in a news release.

During the 4 ½-hour event, candidates will appear back to back in half-hour interviews in which they will take questions from a CNN moderator as well as the audience, the news release said.


The candidates attending are former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE (D), Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D-N.J.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff YouTube temporarily suspends OANN account after spreading coronavirus misinformation MORE (D-Minn.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights New voters surge to the polls MORE.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.) and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs MORE both declined invitations to participate, citing scheduling conflicts, according to CNN.

Invitations were extended to candidates who have qualified for the next round of Democratic primary debates in October.

The LGBTQ town hall comes after the third round of Democratic primary debates, with the most recent round taking place last week. ABC News and Univision moderators who hosted the debate came under fire for failing to bring up LGBTQ rights during the showdown, which hosted 10 candidates in Houston.

LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD will host its own presidential forum centered on LGBTQ-specific issues in Iowa on Sept. 20.