Research

Victory Institute's research seeks to better understand the impact of LGBTQ political leaders on moving equality forward around the world.

  • First published in November 2017,  Out for America is LGBTQ Victory Institute’s annual analysis of the state of LGBTQ representation in America.In the 2022 rep…

  • This analysis uncovers the state of LGBTQ representation on school boards across the country and the attacks LGBTQ school board members face while running for …

  • The report “The State of Brazilian LGBT+ Politics: between power and obliteration” is part of the +LGBT in Politics project that aims to understand, analyze an…

  • LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Out for America report is an annual snapshot of the number of known out LGBTQ elected officials in the United States and their demogr…

  • This LGBTQ Victory Institute report from July 2021 shows queer* cisgender women run for office at significantly lower rates than queer cisgender men, but that …

  • The research paper analyzes the political participation of LGBTI people in Latin America focusing on the Dominican Republic. This paper provides an overview of…

  • LGBTQ Victory Institute's The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings --…

  • While the number of known openly LGBTQ elected officials has grown by 88 percent since our first Out for America report in November 2017, LGBTQ people remain s…

  • OFA 2019

    In 2018, the nation experienced the “Rainbow Wave,” an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates who won elected office. The 2019 Out for America report—the thi…

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