Nine Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a CNN town hall tonight focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.
It will air live on CNN from 7:30 p.m. ET to midnight.
The event will take place the night before Oct. 11 — the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
The day was an idea sprung from the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987. The Human Rights Foundation, which is also hosting tonight’s town hall, describes it as “a way of celebrating the power of coming out and promoting a safe world for LGBTQ individuals to live truthfully and openly.”
An HRC spokesperson said the audience will be comprised of invited guests, LGBTQ stakeholders and members of civic organizations.
Who’s participating: Former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Businessman Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.