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  • 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…

  • LGBTQ Political Leadership Institute Alumni Bulelani Mzila to Join New South African LGBTI Desk

    Bulelani Mzila  Bulelani Mzila, an alumni of Victory Institute's LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute in South Africa, will be a…

  • Polish Member of European Parliament Approved as First Openly LGBTQ+ Presidential Candidate

    Three left-leaning Polish political parties announced their coalition's acceptance of Robert Biedron as their presidential candidate yesterday, making him…

  • Colombia triples LGBTQ representation in 2020 elections

    Voters in Colombia elected 21 openly LGBTQ leaders during this year’s October elections, tripling the number of out elected officials in…

  • State of Victory 2019

    Watch Mayor Annise Parker, LGBTQ Victory Institute President & CEO, address the 2019 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in her…

  • Claudia López becomes first woman, openly LGBTQ mayor of Bogotá

    On Sunday night, Claudia López made history in becoming the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major Latin American…

  • 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…

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