Research

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

  • 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…

  • Queering Reproductive Justice Cover

    This white paper will explore why reproductive justice is an LGBTQ issue and outline the federal policy steps lawmakers must take in order to ensure access to …

  • Albanian report cover

    Open Mind Spectrum Albania and Victory Institute have commissioned this research on political participation and representation of LGBTI people in Albania. It a…

  • Out for America 2018 report

    The Out for America report is an annual analysis of LGBTQ elected representation in government based on Victory Institute’s LGBTQ elected officials database—th…

  • LGBTI Political Participation in the Western Balkans Research Report cover

    The research paper analyzes political participation of LGBTI people in the Balkans, highlights best practices, and provides ideas on how to engage political pa…

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