LGBTQ Victory Institute's 2018 "Out for America" report says that there are 559 known openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United Statesand the country needs to elect more than 22,000 LGBTQ individuals to achieve equitable representation.
Among the report's key findings:
559 known LGBTQ elected officials are currently serving in the United States, which equals 0.1 percent of all elected officials nationwide;
22,837 more LGBTQ elected officials must be elected to achieve equitable representation;
Just 21.2 percent of LGBTQ elected officials are people of color; and
Only 2.7 percent of LGBTQ elected officials are bisexual and 2.3 percent are transgender.
The report also found that transgender representation more than doubled since the last "Out for America" report in 2017 ( from six to 13 elected officials ), and that fewer LGBTQ Republicans are in office ( 16 instead of 19 ) since the last report, despite overall known LGBTQ elected officials rising by 24.8 percent.
Download the full 2018 "Out for America" report at victoryinstitute.org/OFA2018 .
Related: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Report-shows-22827-LGBTQ-Elected-Officials-Needed-for-Equitable-Representation/63228.html .