WASHINGTON, D.C.— (10-26-21) — According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, a record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for public office for 2021 and 2022, advancing a record number of challenges to the nation’s political landscape.

According to a report released on Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, at least 410 LGBTQ candidates ran or are running for office in 2021. That marks a 7% increase over the last odd-numbered election year of 2019.

“With LGBTQ lives increasingly used as a political weapon in school boards, city councils and state legislatures across America, LGBTQ people are motivated and stepping up to run in historic numbers,” said Annise Parker, former Houston mayor who is now president and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.

LGBTQ Victory Fund is a nonpartisan political action committee that seeks “to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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