Meadows, a former president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, will join at the convention Gregory Cendana, a gay labor activist; Lateefah Williams, the Stein Club’s current president; and Jeffrey Richardson, director of the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs. Cendana, Williams and Richardson won election as convention delegates at a March 3 Democratic caucus held on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia.
Gay Democratic activist Earl Fowlkes, a member of the Democratic National Committee, will also serve as a delegate to the convention from D.C. under a party rule that makes all DNC members automatic delegates to Democratic conventions.
The five-member gay contingent will be among a total of 44 delegates to the convention from D.C.
In past years, gays and lesbians also have attended Democratic conventions from D.C. and other jurisdictions as members of convention standing committees. Committee positions, which are usually appointed by the Chair of the Democratic Party, have yet to be made for the 2012 Democratic Convention.