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LGBT DNC welcome party attracts nearly 1,000 guests

(Editor’s note: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has an exclusive local media partnership with QNotes in presenting special LGBT community-oriented coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Organizers say close to 1,000 have turned out Sunday night for the Unity Through Community LGBT welcome event for the DNC.

A locally-organized effort, dozens of community leaders pulled together to present the event.

Word on the street is openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker was in the house; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx welcomed attendees to the city. Kristine W was among those who performed for the crowd.

Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, who identifies as a lesbian, was also in attendance and posed for pictures with Joe Solmonese, former president of the Human Rights Campaign, who now works for the Obama re-election campaign.

Also seen at the party were several LGBT bloggers, including Joe Jervis and Bil Browning. QNotes reports that Jeremy Hooper of Good As You is expected on Wednesday.

(2012 Democratic National Convention coverage is provided by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the most-read LGBT news source in Southern California, and QNotes, the leading LGBT news source in the Carolinas.)

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