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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Out for America cover

    This report documents the current landscape of LGBTQ elected officials in America, based on Victory Institute’s LGBTQ elected officials database—the largest an…

  • LGBTQ Women Candidates Win at higher Rates

    An analysis of Victory Fund electoral data from 2007 – 2016 finds LGBTQ women candidates endorsed by Victory Fund won their elections at significantly higher r…

  • 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…

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

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