CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a special luncheon presented by several national and local LGBT organizations on Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall Democrats, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality North Carolina and the DNC’s LGBT caucus, is slated for Sept. 5 at Noon at the Marriott Center City in Uptown Charlotte. The first lady will speak around 12:40 p.m. National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis welcomed the news of Obama’s appearance. “Michelle Obama is an inspiring and amazing woman and we couldn’t ask for a speaker who is more supportive of our issues,” said in a written statement to qnotes. “As the President himself said when he came out in favor of the freedom to marry, his family — including his daughters and the First Lady — played a pivotal role in pushing him toward speaking out for marriage equality.” Registration for the luncheon has already closed. Media coverage of the event will be provided by pooled press.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.