LGBTQ Victory Institute

LGBTQ Victory Institute LGBTQ Victory Institute develops outstanding LGBTQ leaders in government, politics & advocacy in the U.S. and beyond. LGBTQ Victory Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBTQ public leaders.

Through its training and professional development programs, Victory Institute assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government and advocacy each year. Many of the Victory Institute’s trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials now serving around the world. Founded in 1993, Victory Institute is a non-partisan, tax-exempt educational and research organization.

While Pete Buttigieg may be the first out LGBTQ cabinet secretary, he certainly won't be the last.
12/17/2020
Groups hope Buttigieg opens door to more LGBT nominees

While Pete Buttigieg may be the first out LGBTQ cabinet secretary, he certainly won't be the last.

LGBTQ organizations are enthusiastically hailing President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Pete Buttigieg for secretary of Transportation, saying they hope it will open the door for others.

12/16/2020
Kamala Harris

HISTORY MADE! Watch live as Joe Biden officially nominates Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation.

One of the most important parts of building back better is ushering in a safe and sustainable transportation system that helps us connect all Americans to jobs and opportunity. Pete Buttigieg will do that as Transportation Secretary.

HISTORIC CHOICE: Pete Buttigieg will become the first out LGBTQ person to serve in a permanent role in a Presidential Ca...
12/15/2020

HISTORIC CHOICE: Pete Buttigieg will become the first out LGBTQ person to serve in a permanent role in a Presidential Cabinet when he’s confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Transportation. Well done, Pete!

12/13/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | The Path Forward for Racial Justice

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference, then Colorado Representative Leslie Herod, Minneapolis Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta discuss how their communities are fighting for racial justice at the state and local level.

12/12/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | Challenging Democracies: The Pandemic and Human Rights

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference and Peru Congressman Alberto de Belaunde awards Mexico Congresswoman Lucía Riojas with the inaugural Victory Institute Global Trailblazer Award. Then Congressman de Belaunde, Brasilia Legislator Fábio Felix and Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine discuss the impact of COVID-19 on human rights.

“I’ve been impressed with the folks he’s chosen,” Annise Parker, president of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and the former mayo...
12/12/2020
LGBTQ Leaders Watch Biden Cabinet Selections With Increasing Anxiety

“I’ve been impressed with the folks he’s chosen,” Annise Parker, president of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and the former mayor of Houston, told The Daily Beast. “But our community will be extremely disappointed if the commitment to inclusion does not extend to us.”

LGBTQ advocates aren’t upset with the picks the Biden team has made, but are concerned that the inclusive Cabinet won’t have room for a member of their community.

12/11/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | The Path Forward for Racial Justice

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference, then Colorado Representative Leslie Herod, Minneapolis Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta discuss how their communities are fighting for racial justice at the state and local level.

12/11/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | Challenging Democracies: The Pandemic and Human Rights

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference and Peru Congressman Alberto de Belaunde awards Mexico Congresswoman Lucía Riojas with the inaugural Victory Institute Global Trailblazer Award. Then Congressman de Belaunde, Brasilia Legislator Fábio Felix and Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine discuss the impact of COVID-19 on human rights.

12/11/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | Ten Years Later: The Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Watch as President-elect Joe Biden addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference and Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives the Victory Institute’s LGBTQ History Maker Award. Then hear from Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (Retired), Valerie Jarrett and Dr. Aaron Belkin on their experience fighting to repeal the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

12/11/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | Ten Years Later: The Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Watch as President-elect Joe Biden addresses the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference and Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives the Victory Institute’s LGBTQ History Maker Award. Then hear from Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (Retired), Valerie Jarrett and Dr. Aaron Belkin on their experience fighting to repeal the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

12/11/2020
#LGBTQLeaders20 Plenary | The 2020 Rainbow Wave and Its Impact

This video was recorded at the opening plenary at the virtual International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference. Watch as Mayor Annise Parker delivers the State of Victory Address and Senator Tammy Baldwin honors State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta with her namesake award. Then stick around for our panel featuring incoming LGBTQ elected officials Todd Gloria, Kim Jackson and Sarah McBride.

LGBTQ people belong anywhere decisions about us are being made.
12/09/2020
Power Up: LGBTQ+ Caucus wants to see more representation in a Biden administration

LGBTQ people belong anywhere decisions about us are being made.

with Brent D. GriffithsHappy Safe Harbor Day, America! (The safe harbor deadline requires a state to have completed its post-election certification process. Congress is required to recognize and accept the electoral votes, which are cast on Dec. 14 electing Joe Biden as the country's next …

Not only is Speaker Ryan Fecteau the America's youngest state House speaker, he's one of just four out LGBTQ speakers in...
12/08/2020
Maine just elected the nation's youngest House speaker

Not only is Speaker Ryan Fecteau the America's youngest state House speaker, he's one of just four out LGBTQ speakers in the country. Congrats!

The oldest state in the nation now has the nation's youngest House speaker in modern history.

Join us for the final day of #LGBTQLeaders20!Register for free and tune in at http://lgbtqleaders.com
12/05/2020

Join us for the final day of #LGBTQLeaders20!

Register for free and tune in at http://lgbtqleaders.com

We’re honored to welcome President-Elect Joe Biden to the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference tomorrow, where he’ll...
12/03/2020

We’re honored to welcome President-Elect Joe Biden to the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference tomorrow, where he’ll address our noon plenary session!

Register for free at lgbtqleaders.com.

Today we kick off the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference! Visit http://lgbtqleaders.com to check out our amazing l...
12/03/2020

Today we kick off the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference! Visit http://lgbtqleaders.com to check out our amazing lineup of virtual sessions, then register for free.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to meet our goal of raising $24,000 on #GivingTuesday! These critical funds will...
12/02/2020

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to meet our goal of raising $24,000 on #GivingTuesday! These critical funds will help us ensure that the incoming presidential administration is the most diverse in history. THANK YOU!

Congratulations to Pennsylvania State Representative Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Mexico Congresswoman Lucía Riojas on winn...
11/30/2020

Congratulations to Pennsylvania State Representative Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Mexico Congresswoman Lucía Riojas on winning our 2020 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award and the 2020 Global Trailblazer award, respectively. Register for free at lgbtqleaders.com to hear from both of these fierce leaders at the International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference, starting this Thursday, December 3.

Join us at at the virtual International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference to participate in our fabulous climate change session...
11/25/2020

Join us at at the virtual International #LGBTQLeaders20 Conference to participate in our fabulous climate change session, featuring Georgia Rep. Park Cannon, Kevin Butt of TOYOTA, Rebecca Kling of Sierra Club, and California Assemblymember Evan Low.

Register for free today at lgbtqleaders.com!

VOTE NOW! Who should win the 2020 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award?
11/22/2020
VOTE NOW: 2020 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award - LGBTQ Victory Institute

VOTE NOW! Who should win the 2020 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award?

The LGBTQ Victory Institute Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award is given annually to an up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move equality forward. Voting closes Tuesday, November 24th at 11:59pm ET. Make sure you vote before Tuesday night! This year...

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11/19/2020

Register for free at lgbtqleaders.com

Who are the LGBTQ leaders you'd like to see in a Biden-Harris Cabinet?
11/19/2020

Who are the LGBTQ leaders you'd like to see in a Biden-Harris Cabinet?

VOTE NOW! Who should win this year's Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award?
11/16/2020
Vote Now!

VOTE NOW! Who should win this year's Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award?

The Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award is given annually to an up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move forward equality. We want to know: who do you want to win this year's award?

LGBTQ people deserve to be represented anywhere decisions about us are being made. It’s past time for a Senate-confirmed...
11/12/2020

LGBTQ people deserve to be represented anywhere decisions about us are being made. It’s past time for a Senate-confirmed LGBTQ cabinet official in the U.S.

Joe Biden's administration can create the most LGBTQ-inclusive administration in U.S. history; nominate an openly LGBTQ ...
11/09/2020
Victory Institute Calls for LGBTQ Presidential Cabinet Appointee; To Provide Transition Team With List of Qualified LGBTQ Leaders - LGBTQ Victory Institute

Joe Biden's administration can create the most LGBTQ-inclusive administration in U.S. history; nominate an openly LGBTQ U.S. Supreme Court justice for the first time; appoint openly LGBTQ woman ambassadors, LGBTQ ambassadors of color, and transgender ambassadors for the first time; and so much more. Let's build back a better - and more inclusive - government.

https://victoryinstitute.org/news/lgbtq-victory-institute-calls-for-lgbtq-appointee/

No out LGBTQ person has been confirmed by the Senate for a Cabinet position Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Institute called on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint at least one out LGBTQ person to a Senate-confirmed Cabinet position and said it will provide the transition team with a list of...

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Victory Institute works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office by providing leadership development, trainings and a professional network for LGBTQ leaders who pursue careers in the public sector.

Its signature Candidate & Campaign Trainings have helped hundreds of LGBTQ elected officials develop the skills to run for office, including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Its David Bohnett Leaders Fellowship provides outstanding LGBTQ elected and appointed officials with executive leadership training at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previous fellows include U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Colorado state Representative Leslie Herod.

Victory Institute also provides fellowships and internships on Capitol Hill for LGBTQ young people seeking careers in policy or politics, and a fellowship for LGBTQ people of color and transgender leaders interested in running for office.


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Hi LGBTQ Victory Institute! I was wondering if you could please help spread the word about a petition that has been started to allow the 🏳️‍🌈 Pride Flag to be displayed on Village property in Skaneateles, NY this year. We are hoping to collect as many signatures as possible before May 28th. Thanks in advance for your support!
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Reading so many of the post I can see why we are now having so many problems in our country. God gave us this wonderful country and it's values and we have turned our back on him so he has now turn HIS back on us. We are now eating the fruit of our ways. For those that might have a Bible available look up and read Leviticus chapter 26 and Deuteronomy chapter 28 to see what will come of us as disobedient nation.
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