Logo, the Viacom-owned channel that produces programming geared towards the LGBT demographic, will be debuting two one-hour specials later this year from Wanda Sykes, in which she and a roundtable of guest panelists cover the topic of gay rights as it pertains to the upcoming presidential election. “These specials will be thought provoking, exciting and the perfect forum to discuss important issues facing our community,” the openly gay comedian said. “Plus, it is Logo so maybe I’ll get to dress in drag!”
Sykes came out publicly as a lesbian in 2008, having married her wife shortly before the announcement. She’s been an active gay rights advocate for years, both on-stage and off and has hosted same-sex marriage events and fundraisers; she even received a GLAAD award in 2010.
The first special will air Monday, Sept.10 at 10 pm ET, four days after the Democratic Convention. The second is set to air on Election Day Eve, Monday, Nov. 5.