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 BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow On The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisClinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Poll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special MORE (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Hillicon Valley: Facebook removes Russian, Iranian accounts trying to interfere in 2020 | Zuckerberg on public relations blitz | Uncertainty over Huawei ban one month out Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race MORE (D), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerPoll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special Bennet: Warren 'not being honest about' her 'Medicare for All' plan MORE (D-N.J.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Robert Reich sees Democratic race as Warren, Sanders and Biden: 'Everyone else is irrelevant' Democrats lead Trump by wide margins in Minnesota MORE (D-Minn.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and businessman Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerButtigieg closes on Biden, Warren in Iowa: poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges 2020 Democrats recognize Pronouns Day MORE.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Democratic strategist: Sanders seeking distance from Warren could 'backfire' MORE (I-Vt.) and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangOn The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race 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.