334 Out Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Candidates Won Elected Office So Far in 2020
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund issued the following news release on Dec. 9:
More openly LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2020 than in any other election year in United States history. As of today, a total of 334 out LGBTQ candidates won their races out of the 782 known out LGBTQ candidates who appeared on the ballot in 2020. More than 1,006 LGBTQ candidates ran throughout 2020. Of the 782 known out LGBTQ candidates who were on the ballot, 390 were endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund.
Below are key takeaways and a demographic and informational breakdown of the 782 out LGBTQ candidates who were on the ballot in 2020 - looking at sexual orientation, gender identity, race/ethnicity, incumbency, office level, party affiliation, and whether they won or lost. A statement from Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, is also included be...