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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.

Number of Black LGBTQ+ Elected Leaders Surges in America: Report

Representation matters, and new data suggests that Black queer and trans elected officials are being voted into office in record numbers.

LGBTQ+ People Are Running for School Board Seats in Historic Numbers

The number of out LGBTQ+ people running for school board seats has doubled since 2018.

All 50 States Have Seen LGBTQ+ Candidates in 2022, Says Advocacy Group

It's a landmark year with record numbers and diversity of LGBTQ+ candidates.

Out LGBTQ+ Elected Officials Jump to Record Level in Past Year

There are at least 1,043 out LGBTQ+ people in elected office around the nation, up 5.8 percent from a year ago.

LGBTQ+ History in the Making With Record Number of Out Candidates

A total of 1,008 out candidates are seeking political office this year, exceeding 2020's record.

9 LGBTQ+ Candidates Who Did Us Proud During Pride Month

These politicians who won historic races gave us reason to celebrate.

Electing Out People Is Our Best Defense to the War Against Queer Youth

Queer and trans kids are under attack in every corner of our country. Without having a seat at the political table, the onslaught will continue.

Kyrsten Sinema Gets More Heat Over Her Support for Filibuster

More than 50 Arizona LGBTQ+ activists and allies call on the Human Rights Campaign to urge Sinema to back filibuster reform so that key legislation can move forward.

The U.S. Will Now Have 1,000 Out Elected Officials in Historic First

Victories in Tuesday's election will push the number over that mark when all the winners take office, and the candidates represent the diversity of the LGBTQ+ population.

The Effort to Stop Gayborhoods From Being Carved Up in Redistricting

Drawing political boundaries in the middle of areas with significant LGBTQ+ populations is a wily way for conservatives to hold on to power.

LGBTQ+ People Elected in Record Numbers But Still Underrepresented

There are nearly 1,000 out elected officials in the U.S. now, but the community isn't represented in accordance with its proportion of the population.

History in Nebraska: Lincoln Council Has Three Out Members, Gay Chair

James Michael Bowers is the first out council chair, and Sandra Washington and Tom Beckius provide additional LGBTQ+ representation.

National Out to Win Day: Shattering the 'Lavender Ceiling'

LGBTQ+ politicians have made great in-roads, but we remain severely underrepresented among the halls of power.

Victory Fund Asks Gov. Newsom to Appoint LGBTQ+ Replacement for Harris

There has never been an out LGBTQ+ senator from California.

16 LGBTQ+ Candidates to Watch on Election Night

Will 2020 see another rainbow wave?

Number of Out U.S. Elected Officials Grows by 21 Percent in Past Year

LGBTQ+ representation in elective office is on the rise, but thousands more out candidates must be elected to assure equal representation.

Gay Trump Ex-Appointee Richard Grenell Goes on Bizarre Twitter Rampage

Grenell, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, thinks LGBTQ+ organizations should embrace the transphobic, homophobic GOP.

Kathy Kozachenko Proved It in '74—America Will Embrace Out Candidates

On the eve of National Out to Win Day, Victory Fund CEO Annise Parker urges all LGBTQ people to consider running for office. 

This Gay Muslim School Board Member Knows How Much Education Matters

N.J. Akbar, newly elected to Akron, Ohio's school board, reflects on childhood struggles with learning and the diversity he brings to his work.

Could This Be the First Out Gay Man Elected to the U.S. Senate?

Former diplomat Dan Baer, who just landed an endorsement from the Victory Fund, hopes to unseat Colorado's Cory Gardner.