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Record Number Of LGBTQ+ Candidates Running In Elections

The LGBTQ Victory Fund has just released the 2021 Out on the Trail report, which details the number and diversity of LGBTQ candidates for office in 2021. At least 410 out LGBTQ people ran or are running for offices with elections in 2021, a 7.3 percent increase compared to the last odd-numbered election cycle in 2019, when 382 out candidates ran. Of the 410 candidates, 237 will be on the ballot this month, an 18.5 percent jump from 2019, the previous record for the number of LGBTQ candidates in an odd-numbered election year. Mayor Annise Parker, President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund said, “LGBTQ candidates are running in historic numbers and increasingly reflect the diversity of America, with more LGBTQ people of color, bisexual, queer and non-binary leaders choosing public service as the way to make change. Next week, we have an opportunity to elect hundreds of LGBTQ leaders who can challenge the anti-LGBTQ forces influencing school boards, city councils and state legislatures across the country.”

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