Election 2020 Debate

From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

One Colorado, a prominent advocacy organization for LGBTQ individuals, will host a watch party for an LGBTQ presidential debate, to be hosted in Iowa on Sept. 20.

The free watch party will take place at Blush & Blu at 526 East Colfax Ave. in Denver, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Confirmed attendees include former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro; U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii); former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.); South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and author Marianne Williamson. The forum will take place at Coe College’s Sinclair Auditorium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and questions will focus on LGBTQ issues.

The event is sponsored by GLAAD (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), One Iowa, the Eastern Iowa Gazette and the Advocate, an LGBT magazine. 

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said in a Sept. 10 statement that “LGBTQ issues and the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the 2020 presidential primary conversation so far, and this forum will bring these important topics to a national audience for the first time in this election cycle.

"We look forward to hearing how each 2020 candidate will fight for LGBTQ acceptance during this campaign and beyond and, as president, how each of them would repair the damage done to LGBTQ equality and acceptance by the Trump administration.”

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