Demographic Trends

June 2019 – June 2020

Among the most notable demographic changes* in the makeup of LGBTQ elected officials between June 2019 and June 2020 are:

increase in LGBTQ elected officials overall

increase in bisexual elected officials

increase in queer elected officials

increase in trans women elected officials

increase in LGBTQ elected officials of color overall

increase in Latinx LGBTQ elected officials

increase in Black LGBTQ elected officials

increase in Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ elected officials

Four-Year Demographic Trends

November 2017 – June 2020

Among the most notable demographic changes* in the makeup of LGBTQ elected officials within the past four years:

increase in LGBTQ elected officials overall

increase in Black LGBTQ elected officials

increase in trans elected officials

increase in bisexual elected officials

increase in queer elected officials

increase in pansexual elected officials

* Note that changes are not solely due to an increase in the number of people elected to office during these years, although it accounts for the majority. These numbers reflect the “known” number of LGBTQ elected officials each year and a portion of the increase is attributable to learning about LGBTQ people who already held elected office.