California has the largest contingent of LGBT delegates from any state at 76. That is more than double the number from the nearest delegation, New York, at 36.
Steven Kerrigan, the openly bay CEO of the convention addressed the LGBT caucus telling delegates that the 2012 DNC has the largest and most diverse delegation of any convention, nearly 6000. He also noted that this is the first convention of any major party to present a platform which supports marriage equality.
Openly gay Speaker of the California State Assembly John A. Perez is on the docket to speak tonight, as well as Attorney General Kamala Harris. I believe they will be speaking during the first hour.
I’m off to the Time Warner Arena now. Be sure to tune in for the entire convention.