PHILADELPHIA — Equality Forum has announced that it will hold an LGBT summit during next month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
A press release says Equality Forum “will bring together elected officials, newsmakers and LGBT experts for groundbreaking panel discussions on the state and future of the LGBT movement, as well as two historic marker dedications and award ceremonies.”
Among the panel discussions is a look at the future of the LGBT movement moderated by Blade editor Kevin Naff and featuring Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor and Elle.com editor-at-large; Kevin Jennings, executive director of the Arcus Foundation; Evan Wolfson, former president of Freedom to Marry; and Chad Griffin, president of HRC.
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia, July 25-28.
“The stakes couldn’t be higher this election season for LGBT equality and the Equality Forum gives us a front-row seat into the road ahead,” said Ed Rendell, chair of the Democratic National Convention, in a press release that announced the Equality Forum events. “For four days in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, the Equality Forum’s convening of the best and brightest minds on the future of the LGBT movement is not to be missed.”