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  • 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…

  • Black History Month

    Black History Month: Victory Institute Celebrates America’s Black LGBTQ Elected Officials

    James Baldwin, the award-winning author, playwright and poet who was also openly gay, once was asked if he thought…

  • Alberto de Belaunde receives Tammy Baldwin Award

    LGBTI candidates Alberto de Belaunde & Gahela Cari make historic progress in Peruvian elections

    Alberto de Belaunde was recently reelected to Peru's Congress of the Republic, reclaiming his seat as one of the…

  • Victory Institute Presents at Creating Change in Texas

    Team Victory Institute traveled to Dallas, Texas to participate in the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference, an…

  • Two Mayors

    Victory Institute Hosts LGBTQ Mayors During the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting in DC

    On Wednesday, January 22, Mayor Annise Parker, President and CEO of Victory Institute, welcomed LGBTQ mayors who had traveled…

  • Utah Becomes the Latest State to Ban Conversion Therapy: Reaction from Out State Senator Derek Kitchen

    Anti-equality lawmakers wasted no time proposing anti-LGBTQ bills as the 2020 legislative session began in statehouses across the country.…

  • Laurie Jinkins Elected Washington’s First LGBTQ, Woman House Speaker

    Washington state made history today with the swearing in of Rep. Laurie Jinkins as Speaker of the House. The…

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