When: Sun., Sept. 9, 7 p.m. 2012
If you listen to the Republican din as the presidential election approaches, you’d think President Obama had done nothing since getting elected — unless, of course, you consider steering the economy away from the brink of collapse, killing Osama Bin Laden, passing a health care reform bill, saving the auto industry and repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” as noteworthy accomplishments. As the Obama administration’s deputy White House liaison at the Department of Defense, Gautam Raghavan was closely involved in the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal process. Last fall, Raghavan was named the White House LGBT liaison in the Office of Public Engagement — a position we’re guessing won’t be a high priority to fill if Mitt Romney should win the election. Raghavan will speak about his experiences, and about issues facing the LGBT community. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life and the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition.