10 Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum
Katie Akin and Clare Ulmer
Des Moines Register
Published 7:08 PM EDT Sep 19, 2019
Ten Democratic presidential candidates will gather Friday at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to discuss LGBTQ issues.
The LGBTQ Presidential Candidate’s Forum, sponsored by One Iowa, The Advocate, The Gazette and GLAAD, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sinclair Auditorium and will be hosted by Angelica Ross, a businesswoman, transgender activist and actress on FX’s “American Horror Story” and “Pose.”
The event is free, but attendees must register online. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
The forum is part of a packed weekend where 18 Democratic presidential hopefuls are expected to attend at least one of four back-to-back cattle calls.
Watch: LGBTQ Presidential Candidate’s Forum
The following candidates are expected to speak:
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
Sen. Kamala Harris of California
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Former Rep. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Author Marianne Williamson