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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:07 AM

Report shows 21 percent increase in LGBTQ elected officials

The number of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the U.S. increased by 21 percent over the past year, according to a new report from the LGBTQ Victory Insitute released on Thursday.

The findings, which were part of the group's Out for America 2020 digital report, showed the number of bisexual elected officials increased by 53 percent, while the number of queer-identified individuals elected to office rose by 71 percent.

LGBTQ representation in state legislatures grew by 9 percent over the past year, while the number of LGBTQ mayors increased by 35 percent.

The report also found that the increase in representation for LGBTQ elected officials of color grew at a similar rate to LGBTQ elected officials in general.


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