The NAACP will host its first-ever town hall meeting on GLBT issues during the 102nd Annual National Convention in LA. Panelists at the event include lesbian mom/actress/comedian Wanda Sykes and civil rights icon Julian Bond. Moderated by CNN News Anchor Don Lemon, the forum will examine the significant contributions of black gay leaders within the Civil Rights movement, the role of black straight allies in addressing homophobia, and how we can collectively overcome LGBT discrimination within the black community. The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
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