September 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
Gay ‘Law & Order’ actor to campaign for Obama in Virginia
B.D. Wong

B.D. Wong (photo by Paul Rudman through

A gay actor known for his role playing a forensic psychologist on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is set to campaign on behalf of President Obama before an LGBT audience in Virginia this weekend, the Washington Blade has learned.

A source familiar with the Obama campaign said B.D. Wong is set to join the Obama campaign on Saturday for a canvassing event in Falls Church, Va., hosted by Asian and Pacific Islanders for Obama. Afterward, he’s set to attend Richmond Pride.

The canvassing event in which Long will participate will begin at 10 am at the Obama campaign’s Falls Church office at 7285 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, Va. Wong will depart for Richmond Pride at 3:30 pm. Obama won’t be present at either the events.

In addition to his role on “Law & Order,” Wong has a notable stage career and won a Tony Award for his role as Song Liling in the Broadway production of “M. Butterfly.”  He departed from the “Law & Order” cast in July 2011, to join another NBC police drama, “Awake.”

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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