Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Pose star star Angelica Ross will host the national 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues, making Ross the first transgender person to host a Presidential Forum according to Out. Ross and Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of The Advocate, confirmed the announcement on Twitter Monday. The forum is on Friday in the Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and will stream live.
"Can you believe this @ZachStafford???" Ross tweeted. "You've had my back since DAY 1! One of the FIRST supporters of @TransTechSocial and now look! Standing in solidarity together on one of the most important stages leading up to the presidential election! Let's do this!!!"
GLAAD, One Iowa, The Gazette and The Advocate present the forum. Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Julian Castro and Marianne Williamson were first to confirm participation. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Sestak and Elizabeth Warren have also confirmed now. GLAAD has also invited Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang, according to Out.