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  • Meet the 2020 Victory Empowerment Fellows

    LGBTQ Victory Institute is proud to announce the 2020 Victory Empowerment Fellows — our program designed for LGBTQ leaders…

  • Black queer and trans officials lead fight against white supremacy and state violence

    As we enter this year's Pride month, Black LGBTQ leaders are fighting for intersectional police reform solutions as Black…

  • ‘A knee on the neck of Black America’

    America is grieving. Another Black American, George Floyd, was senselessly killed by a police officer, adding another name to…

  • Meet the Summer 2020 Victory Congressional Interns

    Twelve outstanding LGBTQ undergraduates have been selected nationwide for this summer’s Victory Congressional Internship.The Victory Congressional Internship (…

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Responses from LGBTQ Elected Officials: Update #1

    In these uncertain and unprecedented times, LGBTQ elected officials have stepped up to the place to lead their communities,…

  • Colombia, Panama and Peru Gender Restrictions Harm Transgender Residents

    Throughout the month of April, executives in Colombia, Panama and Peru have each enacted gender-based restrictions in attempt to…

  • Former South African Victory Institute Trainee Thokozile Nhlumayo to Join Mandela Washington Fellowship

    Executive Secretary of the International Youth Parliament Thokozile Nhlumayo will join the Youth African Leaders Initiative (YALI) for its…

  • David Alonzo Twitter (@DavidAlonzoC)

    Get to know David Alonzo, the new Director of Sexual Diversity Department in Bogota

    David Alonzo was recently appointed by Mayor López as the Director of Sexual Diversity in Bogota following a long…

  • Guatemala’s First Openly Gay Congressman Aldo Dávila Stands Up for Coronavirus Prevention

     At the start of this year, former Victory Institute trainee Aldo Dávila took his seat as Guatemala's freshly-elected, first…

  • America’s first successful LGBTQ candidate wants you to run for office

    I didn’t set out to make history. When I first ran for office in 1974 as an openly lesbian…

  • Deysi Johana Olarte Navarro and Blanca Durán Appointed to Administrative Positions in Botogá, Colombia

    Earlier this year, citizens of Botogá elected Claudia López as their first female and openly LGBTQ mayor. Mayor López is,…

  • Barbara Jordan

    Black History Month Spotlight: Barbara Jordan

    "My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to…

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