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Past Event

LGBTQI Leaders: Picking the Democratic Presidential Candidate

As California prepares to vote in a presidential primary with huge implications for the 2020 general election, we're assembling a panel of LGBTQI leaders who will share their picks for the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Some of their choices might surprise you!

Join us for a timely, lively and fun evening talking presidential politics and LGBTQI concerns in one of the most momentous elections in modern times.


Hero image by David Everett Strickler 

February 21, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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David Campos

Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party; Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Former Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco; Twitter @davidcampossf

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Terry Beswick

Executive Director, GLBT Historical Society; Co-Founder, ACT UP San Francisco; Co-Founder, Castro LGBTQ Cultural District

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Peter Gallotta

Corresponding Secretary, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee; Former President, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club; Twitter @petergallotta

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Honey Mahogany

Member, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee; Co-Founder, Compton's Transgender Cultural District; Co-Owner, Stud Bar

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Melanie Nathan

Executive Director, The African Human Rights Coalition; Founding Director, Private Courts, Inc.; Blogger, O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da; Attorney; Twitter @melanienathan1

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Anjali Rimi

MBA, Business Executive; President, Board of Directors, Parivar Bay Area; Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Pride

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV); Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Moderator


5:30 p.m. doors open for check-in
6:30 p.m. program