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President-Elect Joe Biden To Speak To LGBTQ Leaders Conference

Via press release:

President-Elect Joe Biden to Appear at

International LGBTQ Leaders Conference This Friday;

Will Congratulate Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Receiving Award for Work to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The remarks will be the first appearance by Joe Biden before an LGBTQ organization since becoming President-elect; Speaker Nancy Pelosi will appear live to discuss the 10-year anniversary of repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Washington, DC – President-elect Joe Biden will provide brief remarks this Friday at the 2020 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference during a plenary session to honor the 10-year anniversary of repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ In the pre-recorded remarks, President-elect Biden will congratulate U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on receiving LGBTQ Victory Institute’s LGBTQ History Maker Award for her successful effort to repeal the legislation. The remarks will be the first time President-elect Biden has appeared before an LGBTQ organization since winning the presidential election.

The remarks from President-elect Biden at 12pm ET will be followed by a live interview with Speaker Pelosi and Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post. The award will be presented by former U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy.

The award ceremony will be followed by a distinguished hour-long panel with Admiral Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; and Dr. Aaron Belkin, Director of the Palm Center. The conversation will be moderated by Capehart.

Additional congratulatory remarks will be provided during the award ceremony by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former U.S. Rep. Barney FrankTim Gunn, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy IIICyndi LauperTiffany Muller, Jim Obergefell, Gina Ortiz Jones  and U.S. Rep. Mark Takano.

The International LGBTQ Leaders Conference is the largest gathering of LGBTQ elected officials in the world and will take place virtually from December 3 – 5. Registration for the conference and the “Ten Years Later: The Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” event is free. Members of the media can register for conference for free online to attend the event.

The event’s Executive Sponsor is The TAWANI Foundation on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

What:              Ten Years Later: The Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ at the 2020 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference

When:             Friday, December 4, 12pm ET – 1:30pm ET (panel from 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET)

Where:            Virtual

Register:          Register for the conference for free to attend the event.

Speakers:        President-elect Joe Biden

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Dr. Aaron Belkin, Director of the Palm Center

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Win the Era PAC and Action Fund

Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank

Tim Gunn, Fashion Icon and Author

Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Gina Ortiz Jones, Air Force and Iraq War Veteran

U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III

Cyndi Lauper, Co-Founder and Board Member of True Colors United

Admiral Michael Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Tiffany Muller, President & CEO of End Citizens United

Former U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy, 32nd Under Secretary of the Army

Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in Obergefell v Hodges

U.S. Representative Mark Takano

More information is available at lgbtqleaders.com.

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