Equality Forum, the nation's oldest summit devoted to civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, announced Tuesday that it would hold the annual event in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July.

"However, the LGBT community continues to face mounting challenges threatening to roll back advancements we've made in achieving equality," Lazin said.  "Equality Forum 2016 will bring together the top minds, leading experts and newsmakers to discuss what the road ahead will look like for LGBT equality."

The forum will host panel discussions July 25 through 28 on developments in law and politics, as well as the future of the gay-rights movement, along with a ceremony to honor advocates.