Bi­den to head­line DNC’s an­nual LGBT gala in New York

Cape Breton Post - - World -

WASH­ING­TON — For­mer Vice-Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den will head­line the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee’s an­nual LGBT Gala in New York next month, the DNC says.

DNC Chair Tom Perez says the for­mer vice-pres­i­dent will re­ceive the in­au­gu­ral LGBT hero award for his ad­vo­cacy on be­half of gays and les­bians at the June 21 din­ner.

Gays and les­bians rep­re­sent a key vot­ing group that sup­ported for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s two cam­paigns. Bi­den spoke out in favour of gay mar­riage in 2012, three days be­fore Obama de­clared his sup­port for same-sex mar­riage.

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