Out for America 2021: A Census of Out LGBTQ Elected Officials Nationwide

Out for America 2021: A Census of Out LGBTQ Elected Officials Nationwide

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 demographics. The Out for America 2021 report — released in July 2021 — reviews LGBTQ elected representation as of June 2021.

From June 2020 – June 2021, LGBTQ elected officials of color grew at significantly greater rates than white LGBTQ elected officials, yet white LGBTQ elected officials remain overrepresented among LGBTQ elected officials overall. Over the same time period, cisgender LGBQ women state legislators outnumber cisgender GBQ men state legislators for the first time. While the number of trans men in elected office didn’t change, trans women in office increased 71% following the 2020 election cycle. In total, there are more transgender Democrats in office than LGBTQ Republicans. 

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