Democratic Convention 2012

Gays, Lesbians Take Center Stage at DNC

Just a bit of a contrast with the other big party


The Democratic National Convention is a watershed event for America's gay rights movement, which never before has been embraced so warmly by a major political party.

There's a platform endorsing same-sex marriage, a roster of speakers that includes three gay members of Congress, and a record number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender delegates hailing from all 50 states—486 in all, more than 8 percent of the total.