What is National Out to Win Day?
Celebrated April 2, National Out to Win Day is the day designated to raise awareness about the underrepresentation of LGBTQ people in elected office and to inspire more LGBTQ people to run and win.
How many openly LBGTQ people hold elected office in the US?
Right now there are 855 openly LGBTQ elected officials in the entire nation – which means we need to elect 22,529 more to achieve equitable representation in government.
Want to know if you’re represented by an LGBTQ elected official? Discover each of the 855 out LGBTQ officials using our Out for America Map.
Why April 2?
On April 2, 1974, Kathy Kozachencko became the first openly LGBTQ candidate to win election in the US when she won a city council seat in Ann Arbor City, Michigan.
I’m interested in running for office. What do I do next?
Take the Out to Win Day Pledge! We’ll be in touch with everything you’ll need to get started.
I’m already an elected official. How do I get in touch with Victory Institute?
Check out the Out for America Map to see if you’re listed as one of the more than 850 out LGBTQ elected officials in the US. If you’re not on our map, use this form to submit your information. For more information about how to get involved with the Victory Institute network of elected officials, email Reggie Greer, Director of Constituent Engagement, at [email protected].
What is LGBTQ Victory Institute?
For nearly three decades, LGBTQ Victory Institute has trained and supported thousands of members of the LGBTQ community in the US and around the world to run for office and advance equality.