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Historic DNC a continued call for full inclusion

Commentary: With progress made, more work remains to ensure full inclusion of transgender community

Historic number of LGBT delegates reminds us of shared history of marginalization and serves as a call for continued work toward full inclusion.

Illinois delegates find LGBT inclusion encouraging

Ten LGBT delegates among those representing President Barack Obama's home state

Democrats from Illinois held a delegation breakfast Wednesday morning, the second day of the Democratic National Convention that will run through Thursday evening. The event took place at the Omni Hotel where many of Illinois’ delegates are staying this, including the ten LGBT representatives from the state.

LGBT caucus energizes DNC delegates and guests

PHOTOS: White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rep. Tammy Baldwin and DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan among speakers

Hundreds of LGBT Democratic National Convention delegates and their guests attended a caucus meeting early Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Democrats release full platform

Delegates to approve document Tuesday evening

The full text of the Democratic Party Platform was released this morning as delegates prepare for the official opening of 2012 Democratic National Convention this evening. There, delegates will approve the platform, along with other rules and procedures before a litany of special guests including First Lady Michelle Obama take to the stage.