Victory Fund
Read the latest news about Victory Fund, a major LGBT nonprofit organization helmed by Chuck Wolfe. Victory Fund works to train and elect LGBT politicians across the United States, and it has succeeded in establishing at least one representative in every state. Learn more about its work to elect Houston's lesbian mayor Annise Parker, the first out U.S. senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and the election of LGBT members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Victory Fund not only provides funds for political campaigns, it advises candidates on how to win.
Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?
January 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Steve Weinstein

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic
November 15 2013 4:27 PM ET

Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic

Daniel Reynolds

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic, despite recent protests from antigay groups in the Caribbean nation.

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature
November 01 2013 4:00 AM ET

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

Matthew Breen

We, as LGBT voters and givers of campaign dollars, have to be especially discerning.

Harvey Milk to Be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp
October 10 2013 4:09 PM ET January 07 2014 6:47 PM ET

Harvey Milk to Be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

Sunnivie Brydum

The historic gay political icon is the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on U.S. postage.

Op-ed: Why Christine Quinn Didn't Win With LGBT Voters
September 12 2013 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Christine Quinn Didn't Win With LGBT Voters

Steve Weinstein

Rather than being a rejection of an LGBT political candidate, it showed that we’ve moved beyond identity politics.

New York City Adds Three Out City Council Members
September 11 2013 6:43 PM ET

NYC Adds 3 Out City Council Members

Michelle Garcia

Four out of five boroughs have gay or lesbian members of the City Council.

What's Wrong With Exxon?
September 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

What's Wrong With Exxon?

Antonia Juhasz

In 2012, and again in 2013, HRC gave Exxon Mobil a negative 25 out of 100 possible points on its annual Corporate Equality Index. Here’s why.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause
August 30 2013 7:00 AM ET

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Roman Feeser

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

Op-ed: Hillary 2016 and Tammy 2020?
August 23 2013 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hillary 2016 and Tammy 2020?

Neal Broverman

America has yet to elect a female president. Does that mean the Rapture will arrive before an LGBT prez does?

Leaders of Change
August 13 2013 5:00 AM ET

Leaders of Change

Advocate.com Editors

From fighting for marriage equality to furthering the education of youth, these are only a few of the people who are furthering social and legal justice for the LGBT community through outstanding leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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