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2012 DNC Musings – Page 2 – QNotes

Stonewall Dems cheer the first lady

Members and supporters of National Stonewall Democrats are watching First Lady Michelle Obama’s convention speech. Afterward, a packed crowd is expected for a dance party for delegates and other convention guests.

Working late…

At a Tuesday evening convention watch party, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis works on a press release following today’s approval of the Democratic Party Platform.

North Carolina trans delegate Janice Covington

One night before heading off to official DNC activities, North Carolina’s first and only transgender Democratic Convention delegate performed for a special DNC-themed drag performance at Wet Willie’s at the NC Music Factory. Pictured: Covington performing, along with a pose with an openly gay delegate, Brett Jackson, a law school student from Baton Rouge, La.

MSNBC sets up in Uptown Charlotte

Just came out of a great reception for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund at the Epicentre in Uptown Charlotte. Just as we come out, guess who goes on live at MSNBC’s studios in the courtyard? Chris Matthews, himself. I’m in politics geek heaven.

Joe Solmonese chats it up

Former Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in Charlotte at the LGBT welcome event, chatting with a volunteer from the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.

LGBT DNC welcome party is poppin’

Organizers say close to 1,000 have turned out tonight for the Unity Through Community LGBT welcome event for the DNC. A locally-organized effort, dozens of community leaders pulled together to present the event. Word on the street is openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker is in the house; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx just welcomed attendees …

Countdown underway…

It’s Sunday evening and the traffic is building up in and around Uptown Charlotte. Visited the offices of The PPL this morning, where some of our staff will be working during the convention. It’s also where National Stonewall Democrats will hold a special convention watch party, reception and late-night dance party on Tuesday. Tonight, though, …