Next month's Democratic National Convention is set to break records with the number of openly LGBT delegates attending.

According to gay Democratic group National Stonewall Democrats, at least 470 LGBT delegates are set to attend the convention; that's nearly 200 more than in 2008. A total of 5,963 delegates will descend on Charlotte, North Carolina next week.

“We're finally getting to the point where we get closer to [an] appropriate measure of representation as compared to the population at large, although we're not quite to that point,” Jarame Davis, executive director of National Stonewall Democrats, told gay weekly the Washington Blade.

Davis has also identified 23 alternate delegates, 20 standing committee members and five pages who are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Of all 50 states, California set the highest goal of sending 74 openly LGBT delegates. Davis said the state might reach its goal, but data remained incomplete.

Democrats will convene starting on September 4 in Charlotte, where they are expected to ratify the Party's first platform to include support for gay marriage. President Barack Obama will accept the nomination on the convention's final day.