There are more LGBTQ elected officials than ever before

Lifestyle August 20, 2022 Lifestyle
There are more LGBTQ elected officials than ever before

From LGBTQ Nation | Politics by Alex Bollinger

While LGBTQ people are still significantly underrepresented in elected office, progress was made this year.

There are a record number of out LGBTQ elected officials this year, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, with 1,043 out LGBTQ people holding an elected office in the country. It’s a nearly six percent increase since last year, according to the organization.

The Victory Fund released its Out for America 2022 report this week, which showed the increase in LGBTQ elected officials since last year.

But while the number is increasing, it’s still shockingly low. Only 0.2% of elected officials in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, far below the seven percent of the population that’s estimated to be LGBTQ.

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