The LBGTQ Victory Fund’s “Out on the Trail” analysis reports that at least 574 LGBTQ candidates will appear on general election ballots in November. That’s up 33% from two years ago.
The organization forecasts “an unprecedented number to win on Election Day. This report will show that LGBTQ candidates are significantly more diverse than the overall candidate population.”
The report says:
- 31% of LGBTQ candidates running in 2020 identify as people of color.
- LGBTQ men of color candidates are proportional to men of color in the overall U.S. population, yet LGBTQ women of color candidates are just half their proportion in the U.S. population.
- The proportion of bisexual and queer candidates in the LGBTQ candidate population has grown significantly since 2018.
- Transgender candidates decreased since 2018 while the number of genderqueer/non-binary/gender non-conforming candidates increased dramatically.
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