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A Look Inside 4 Important Goals of the LGBT Movement

Sarah McBride, national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, takes the stage on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.(Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar/Newscom)

Kelsey Harkness

July 31, 2016

PHILADELPHIA—Despite being proud of advances they’ve made during eight years under President Barack Obama, leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement say they still have work to do.

“The future of the LGBT movement hinges largely on the outcome of this election,” Kevin Jennings, executive director of the Arcus Foundation, said at a global LGBT summit held in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

Jennings, issuing a warning to a mostly friendly audience, said there are “two very different visions for LGBT equality in the Republican and Democratic platforms.”

More than 25 prominent leaders of the national LGBT movement, including elected officials and other influential voices, gathered for the four-day event called the Equality Forum.


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