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  • Union organizer and Maryland State Rep. Gabriel Acevero

    Spotlight on Maryland State Rep. Gabriel Acevero

    Maryland House of Delegates Member Gabriel Acevero made history in 2018 when he became the first openly LGBTQ Afro-Latino…

  • Queering Reproductive Justice

    Victory Institute’s 2018-2019 David Bohnett Victory Congressional Fellow, Aliya Bean, explores reproductive health care policy in the LGBTQ community…

  • LGBTQ activists march in Botswana

    High Court of Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexuality

    Last Tuesday, LGBTQ people in Botswana rejoiced after the nation's High Court struck down laws that criminalized homosexuality. Botswanans…

  • Guatemala Congressman-elect Aldo Dávila with Hernández and Félix

    Aldo Dávila Expected to Become First Openly LGBTQ Congressman in Guatemala 

    Aldo Dávila is expected to become the first openly gay Congressman in Guatemala. According to local media, Dávila has…

  • Meet the South Africa Class of 2019

    The South Africa LGBTIQ Political Leadership Learning Institute Class of 2019Meet the 29 outstanding LGBTIQ leaders selected out of…

  • Conference Attendees

    LGBTQ Leaders Convene in Colombia as Italy Elects Its First Trans Mayor

    In May, Victory Institute hosted its 4th LGBTI Political Leaders of the Americas Conference in Bogotá, Colombia. The conference…

  • Leadership Summit Attendees

    Birmingham Leadership Summit with Senator Doug Jones

    Victory Institute held another successful LGBTQ leadership summit in Birmingham, Alabama! Some key takeaways and browse through a few…

  • David Bohnett Foundation .

    Meet the 2019 David Bohnett Leaders Fellows

    Victory Institute today announced it selected six LGBTQ elected and public officials for its David Bohnett Leaders Fellowship, a…

  • 2019 VEF Cohort

    Meet the 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows

    LGBTQ Victory Institute is proud to announce the 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows -- our program designed for LGBTQ leaders…

  • Colombian Congress Trans Pride Flag

    LGBTI Leaders From Throughout Americas Convene to Increase Political Inclusion

    In the middle of her speech at the Colombian Congress, Bogota activist Luisa Verónica Chacón unfurled the trans pride…

  • Indian Pride Flag

    “Do you know who I am? Can you talk about me?”

    The following is a personal story by one of our Victory Institute fellows in India. Education is a pivotal…

  • Indian Pride Flag

    How do films end?

    The following is a personal story by one of our Victory Institute fellows in India. Education is a pivotal…

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