Trans and non-binary people running for office to counter anti-LGBTQ bills, says report
474 LGBTQ+ candidates were surveyed for this report. (Image: WikiCommons)
An “unprecedented” report has offered an insight into the LGBTQ+ candidates who run for the election cycle.
When We Run: The Motivations, Experiences and Challenges of LGBTQ+ Candidates in the United States has been published by The Victory Institute and Loyola Marymount University.
It examines the realities of LGBTQ+ people running for office and has detailed in equal parts the harsh realities and hopeful optimism for LGBTQ+ people.
For the report, a survey of 474 LGBTQ+ candidates, from 49 states, occurred between April 3 and May 17, 2023.
A record-breaking 1,065 out LGBTQ+ people ran for office in the United States in 2022.
Furthermore, 430 LGBTQ+ candidates were successful on Election Day.
However, the report is quick