Google and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hosted a panel on gay marriage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC).

The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart moderated the panel, which included Chad Griffin, president of HRC, Campbell Brown, MSNBC news anchor, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, Anna Greenberg, pollster at Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, and actress Aisha Tyler.

Noting that knowing someone gay influences how people think of gay rights, Tyler said she felt it was the responsibility of straight allies to create a welcoming environment for LGBT people to come out.

“It shouldn't be gay people's responsibility to help straight people figure it out. But for a long time it has been,” Tyler said. “I think that art [shows such as Will & Grace] has played a part. I think it's still very difficult for young people to come out. And I think it's incumbent on straight people … to make it easier and to create a welcoming environment and to support those people and to defend them. … We can't just leave it to them to break the doors down.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)