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Out for America 2020 report says America must elect 22,544 more LGBTQ elected officials to achieve equitable representation

 

There are 843 known* openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States – a 21 percent increase in the past year – according to LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Out for America 2020 digital report, which was released today. The increase is attributable to the growing number of LGBTQ people running for office, an increase in those willing to run openly, and incumbent elected officials who are coming out while in office. The report comes during an unprecedented election year for the LGBTQ community, with more than 880 openly LGBTQ people running for office in 2020 – the most ever.

 

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Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, congratulated Pete Buttigieg on his historic run for president of the United States. Buttigieg is the first openly LGBTQ person to run for the Democratic presidential nomination and just the second openly LGBTQ presidential candidate in American history. LGBTQ Victory Fund was his first national endorsement in June 2019.

  

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization released our 2020 Presidential Questionnaire and responses from the leading Democratic candidates. 

 

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