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  • 2019 National Hispanic Heritage Month: Victory Institute Celebrates America’s Latinx LGBTQ Elected Officials

    Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the rich history…

  • Former Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde and North Carolina Rep. Deb Butler to Receive 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award

    Today LGBTQ Victory Institute announced that former Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde and North Carolina state Representative Deb Butler…

  • Victory Institute Attends Ocupa Política

    Last month Victory Institute's International Team traveled to Recife, Brazil to participate in Ocupa Política (Occupy Politics). Ocupa Política…

  • Acceptance and Authenticity: Bi Elected Officials and the Importance of Bi Visibility

    On Monday, September 23, the LGBTQ community celebrated Bi Visibility Day – a day designed to recognize the impact…

  • 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award Nominees

    Announced: 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award Nominees

    Today we announced our nominees for the 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award – an annual award given to an…

  • LGBTQ Legislator Deb Butler Stands Up for Decency in North Carolina: An Exclusive

    “I will not yield, Mr. Speaker!”Those were the words of State Representative Deb Butler – one of four openly…

  • Reflections on Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training Program

    By Brenda Duverce (She/They) As a 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellow, I had the opportunity to participate in the Victory…

  • A year in the life of a Victory Congressional Fellow

    by Aliya BeanVictory Congressional Fellow 2018-2019Today marks my last day as the Victory Congressional Fellow. Over the past 13…

  • Tunisia's first openly LGBTQ presidential candidate, Mounir Baatour

    Tunisia Sees Its First Openly LGBTQ Presidential Candidate

    Three weeks ago, human rights lawyer and activist Mounir Baatour announced his historic candidacy for President of Tunisia. Baatour…

  • Group Shot in Taiwan

    Victory Around the World: Next Steps for Taiwan’s Marriage Advocates

    This week, Victory Institute hosted twelve coalition leaders from the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan (MECT) at our headquarters in…

  • New York State Capitol flies Pride flag after passing hate crime law

    Hate Crime Protections Expand Across the United States

    The Oregon State Assembly recently passed legislation - State Bill 577 - strengthening consequences for perpetrators and will expand…

  • Efrain Soria and other LGBTQ leaders celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ecuador

    Ecuador Legalizes Marriage Equality Amidst Promising LGBTQ Progress

    Ecuador has been pulling in major press coverage since its Highest Court ruled to recognize same-sex marriage last week.…

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