LGBTQ Victory Institute Statement on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Announcement

Washington, DC – Today Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Institute, issued the following statement on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement to not seek reelection to House leadership:

“I will forever remember Speaker Pelosi taking the gavel to become the first woman Speaker and know many women and girls changed their perceptions of what is possible that day. Yet Speaker Pelosi stands for more than just gender equity. She is the most pro-LGBTQ Speaker in American history – constantly championing our rights and causes – and the relief and pride that came with having a fierce defender in that position cannot be overstated.

“Her announcement today is a bittersweet moment. Sweet in that she leaves an incredible legacy on equality issues and bitter in that she will be forever missed as Speaker. We are grateful for her decades of service to the LGBTQ community and all Americans and trust she will remain one of our most powerful allies in Congress.”


LGBTQ Victory Institute

LGBTQ Victory Institute works to achieve and sustain global equality through leadership development, training, and convening to increase the number, expand the diversity, and ensure the success of openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials at all levels of government.