LA Blade - And now there are 10. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and CNN announced Tuesday that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will participate in the historic HRC/CNN town hall on Oct. 10 at The Novo in Los Angeles where now 10 Democratic presidential candidates will answer questions about LGBTQ issues.

Sanders now seems unlikely to attend after undergoing a stent procedure for his heart on Wed. Oct. 2.  All appearances, his campaign announced, have been cancelled until further notice.

LA Times - An LGBTQ-focused town hall featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will be held in downtown Los Angeles next month, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced Thursday.

The “Power of Our Pride” event will take place Oct. 10, the day before National Coming Out Day, at the Novo and will be aired on CNN. The activist group says the town hall marks a historic first. It will be the first LGBTQ-focused presidential event broadcast on a major news network.

TheFight - Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg drew a sold-out crowd to a fundraiser at the iconic West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey on Thursday, reports NBC News.

Attendees at The Abbey each paid about $25 to attend the grassroots event for Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was introduced by his husband, Chasten.

“If anybody tells you whether they’re not sure if America is capable in these twisted and dark times of delivering or vindicating our hopes,” Buttigieg told the crowd, “tell them you saw at The Abbey in West Hollywood the top tier presidential candidate on his way to the White House, moments after his husband introduced him.”

LA Blade - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg could barely get through five sentences before being interrupted by applause from the packed crowd of about 1,500 people at the Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood Aug. 27. But one question toward the end of the nearly 40-minute grassroots fundraiser asked by an undecided voter prompted laughter, applause and got directly to the point.

“I’m completely undecided. So what can you say to convince me to vote for you? What makes you different from all the other candidates?”

WEHOville - What happens at Coachella doesn’t stay at Coachella, to the likely disappointment of Keith Anthony, a gay West Hollywood fitness trainer and member of the city’s Business License Commission.

Anthony and his boyfriend, Tyler Tixier, were photographed hanging out at the desert music festival this past weekend with Aaron Schock, the former GOP congressman from Illinois who is infamous for his anti-gay voting record and alleged misuse of federal money.

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