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2012 Democratic National Convention – Page 2 – QNotes

The streets of Charlotte during the DNC: Sept. 6, 2012

Local photographer takes a look at DNC activities outside of Time Warner Cable Arena

Organizers for the Democratic National Convention last week said they wanted to have the most open and accessible convention in history. From the looks of things, all went as planned, as thousands of convention delegates and guests packed into Uptown Charlotte with thousands more protesters, lookers-on and native Charlotteans looking to get into a bit of the DNC action.

Transgender delegation makes DNC ‘especially historic’

2012 Dem Convention boasts largest number of transgender delegates ever

The 2012 Democratic Convention proved to be reflective of the country’s “melting pot” moniker in multiple ways. The number of LGBT delegates is historical and record-breaking: 486 in total from every state in the country and a dramatic upswing from the 288 on board for the DNC in ’08.

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.

Dick Durbin on DADT

US Sen. Dick Durbin: “I cannot remember a more touching ceremony than when [Obama] gathered us together to finally see the end of the discrimination of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Crist appears at DNC

Says GOP left him

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight.

Time Warner Cable Arena is locked down

Police have locked down the exterior doors of Time Warner Cable. For about an hour, delegates and guests have been prohibited from entering the venue. Inside, the convention floor has been restricted off and on all evening. QNotes’ photographer was able to gain access shortly after 8:30 p.m. John Kerry at podium now.