Michelle Obama urges LGBT campaign action at DNC

Michelle Obama at DNC 2012

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BY CHRIS JOHNSON
WashingtonBlade.com

First lady Michelle Obama encouraged LGBT supporters on Wednesday to do all they can — even packing up to travel to battleground states — to get friends to go to the polls on Election Day to help her husband in the increasingly tight race for the White House.

Introducing Michelle Obama was Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, who praised Michelle Obama for ”her clear and much-needed message to policymakers and youth alike that bullying is not something that we have to accept in this country.”

Jeremy Hooper, editor of the gay blog “Good as You,” was among those in attendance at the luncheon and told the Washington Blade afterward he was struck by four words Michelle Obama said after talking about her husband’s LGBT accomplishments and commitment to equality: “And he always will.”

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