Out for America 2020: A Census of Out LGBTQ Elected Officials Nationwide

Out for America 2020: A Census of Out LGBTQ Elected Officials Nationwide

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 severely underrepresented in government. LGBTQ people are at least 4.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, but hold just .17 percent of elected positions nationwide. Meanwhile, LGBTQ elected officials continue to become more diverse—with people of color, bisexual and transgender elected officials increasing at a faster pace than LGBTQ white and cisgender elected officials over the past three years.

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