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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.

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.

November 04 2021 9:34 AM

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

August 11 2021 8:10 PM

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.

July 28 2021 4:57 PM

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

May 18 2021 3:29 PM

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

April 02 2021 11:58 AM

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

November 11 2020 6:08 PM