Research

Victory Institute conducts or commissions research to better understand the impact of LGBTQ elected officials and leaders on moving equality forward in the United States and around the world.

  • An analysis of Victory Fund electoral data from 2007 – 2016 finds LGBTQ women candidates endorsed by Victory Fund won their elections at significantly higher rates than LGBTQ men candidates, and that the difference is statistically significant. LGBTQ women also perform well in years when Democrats struggle at the polls, despite LGBTQ men performing worse in those years. The disparity…

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    This report (In Spanish) explores the political participation during the last 10 years in Peru. The document draw conclusions about those candidacies and offers recommendations to increase the political participation of the LGBTI population in Peru.

  • The report (en español) examines the difficulties LGBTI Hondurans face when accessing political participation, and discusses the perceptions of LGBTI people in Honduras on the political parties.

  • OutDiplomacy examines the impact of President Obama's appointment of six openly gay ambassadors and one special envoy – leading to unprecedented visibility of the American LGBTQ community abroad.

  • This report (in English, en español) explores the political participation of LGBTI people in Colombia – including the experiences, perceptions, obstacles and opportunities to increasing participation.

  • The third brief in the “More Than Represent” series examines the impact LGB representatives had on influencing straight lawmaker colleagues to vote in favor of marriage equality bills.

  • The second brief in the “More Than Represent” series examines the impact openly LGBTQ state legislators have on thwarting anti-equality legislation opponents push in state legislatures.

  • The first brief in the “More Than Represent” series examines the relationship between the current level of LGBTQ equality in the states and the number of openly LGBTQ public officials.

  • The report highlights key moments from the Second Meeting of LGBT Political Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean in October 2015 in Honduras.

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