Tag Archive | US elections

US: Record number of LGBT+ candidates set to run in election

US: Record number of LGBT+ candidates set to run in election

A record number of LGBT+ people will run for office in next month’s US election, reflecting stronger support for LGBT+ rights among Americans that is eroding concerns about the electability of gay, bisexual and transgender candidates. A report by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to elect gay, lesbian, bi or trans lawmakers, said this […]

US Elections: HRC concludes 5-day LGBTQ ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’

US Elections: HRC concludes 5-day LGBTQ ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’

GOING FOR THE GOLD: America’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have concluded a 5-day ‘Pride Organizing Olympics’ that involved staff and volunteers reaching out to Equality Voters in key target states. Their staff on the ground are targeting over 10 million Americans who vote on pro-equality LGBTQ issues. The Pride Organizing […]

US: LGBT+ candidates celebrate ‘rainbow wave’ in elections

US: LGBT+ candidates celebrate ‘rainbow wave’ in elections

As the US Democratic National Convention drew to a close, Pete Buttigieg, the party’s first openly gay presidential candidate, took to the virtual stage to note the historic significance of his campaign. “The day I was born, close to where I’m standing here in South Bend, the idea of an ‘out’ candidate seeking any federal […]

US: LGBT+ candidates win big in Super Tuesday elections

US: LGBT+ candidates win big in Super Tuesday elections

Most of the openly LGBT+ candidates competing in this week’s Super Tuesday elections won their races, campaigners said, showing acceptance and momentum building among theAmerica’s largest-ever field of gay and trans people running for office. At least 28 LGBT+ candidates won primary races to become their political party’s nominee in the November election, according to […]