Chicago mayor to speak at LBGTQ gala, appear on Colbert show

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MAY 20: Lori Lightfoot addresses guests after being sworn in as Mayor of Chicago during a ceremony at the Wintrust Arena on May 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Lightfoot become the first black female and openly gay Mayor in the city’s history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot made national headlines when she was elected mayor of Chicago and now she’s heading to the Big Apple to appear on national television.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Lightfoot is going to New York City for three days — with part of one of those days appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The openly gay mayor will appear as a special guest speaker at the Democratic National Committee’s annual LGBTQ Gala to pay tribute to the growing number of LGBTQ people elected to Congress.

Lightfoot will meet with New York Mayor — and Democratic presidential candidate — Bill de Blasio. She will also meet with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to talk about the environment and climate change.

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