First Lady Michelle Obama will speak Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by several national and local gay rights groups at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The White House announced the appearance on Sunday.

The first lady is scheduled to speak at 12:40PM at the event, which is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall Democrats, the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality North Carolina and the DNC's LGBT caucus.

Jerame Davis, executive director of National Stonewall Democrats, confirmed the appearance in an e-mail to On Top Magazine.

“Michelle Obama is an inspiring and amazing woman and we couldn't ask for a speaker who is more supportive of our issues,” Davis told qnotes. “As the president himself said when he came out in favor of the freedom to marry, his family – including his daughters and the first lady – played a pivotal role in pushing him toward speaking out for marriage equality.”

Davis told On Top Magazine that he expects the first lady to discuss the president's record on LGBT rights.