Tue, Feb 18th 2014, 15:14
Today, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s leading resource for out LGBT political candidates, reacted to the recent homophobic attacks against Rancho Mirage, Calif. City Councilman Scott Hines.
Wed, Feb 5th 2014, 15:49
Washington – Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute Press Secretary Steven Thai made the following statement in regards to the White House judicial nomination of Judge Darrin P. Gayles:
Thu, Feb 7th 2013, 13:12
Hughes Would Become First Openly LGBT U.S. Appeals Court Judge
Thu, Jan 24th 2013, 09:30
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its endorsement of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor of New York. Quinn's election would make New York the world’s largest municipality ever to be led by an openly gay mayor.
Wed, Nov 7th 2012, 13:20
Hundreds of openly lesbian, gay and bisexual candidates won election to public offices across America yesterday, including the nation's first openly gay U.S. Senator, at least six openly gay members of the U.S. House, and seven who will make history as the first or only out lawmakers serving in their state legislatures.
Victory Fund and Institute Partners With "It Gets Better" Production Team for LGBT Politics DocumentaryTue, Jul 17th 2012, 18:41
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute, the political leadership powerhouse that helps propel openly LGBT candidates to local, state and federal office in the United States, has partnered with the producers of MTV and Logo's "It Gets Better" series of specials to produce a documentary about shaping the most viable LGBT political candidates.
David Bohnett Foundation awards grant to Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute for influential LGBT leadership programTue, Jul 10th 2012, 10:56
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute on Tuesday announced it is the recipient of a grant of $800,000 from the David Bohnett Foundation to endow the organizations' jointly-conceived executive development program for LGBT government leaders.
Mon, Apr 9th 2012, 18:08
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is set to honor the 8 openly gay and lesbian members of the Maryland legislature this Sunday at the group's annual National Champagne Brunch in Washington, D.C. The lawmakers, many of whom were elected with the support of the Victory Fund, played high-profile roles in the passage of a marriage equality bill earlier this year.
Tue, Sep 6th 2011, 07:10
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its endorsement of Rep. Tammy Baldwin's campaign for the U.S. Senate, which Baldwin announced in a video message released Tuesday morning. If Baldwin wins, she would become America's first openly LGBT senator.
Thu, Dec 9th 2010, 15:03
Washington, D.C.—The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute elected new officers and members of their boards of directors at meetings here last weekend. The new Victory Fund board chair is Susan Atkins of San Diego, Calif. Brandon Hernandez of San Francisco, Calif., was elected chair of the Leadership Institute board.
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010, 08:32
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history. At least 106 of the group’s record-breaking 164 endorsed candidates were winners as of Wednesday morning, including Providence, R.I., Mayor David Cicilline, who will become the fourth openly gay Member of Congress when the House convenes in January.
Mon, Oct 11th 2010, 09:16
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a national political action committee dedicated to electing openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates, released its “Ten Races to Watch” list for 2010, highlighting ten compelling campaigns that could have a significant impact on LGBT communities both locally and nationally.
Tue, Jul 13th 2010, 18:44
Three new directors were named to help guide the Victory Fund as it works to elect more LGBT leaders to change America’s politics.
Wed, Jun 23rd 2010, 14:40
Victory Fund today announced it has endorsed 123 openly LGBT candidates for public office, including six U.S. House candidates, so far in 2010. Victory endorsed a total of 111 in 2008, the previous record.
Wed, Mar 24th 2010, 15:17
Seventy-six openly LGBT candidates have been endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund so far this year—an unusually high number this early in the election cycle that suggests the group could support a record number of candidates in 2010.
Thu, Mar 18th 2010, 12:37
Kevin Lembo has won the endorsement of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in his race to become Connecticut's next lieutenant governor. If elected, Lembo would become one of the highest-ranking openly gay elected officials in the U.S.
Mon, Feb 22nd 2010, 11:13
The Victory Fund today announced its endorsement of David Cicilline in his race to become the next U.S. Representative from Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.
Sat, Dec 12th 2009, 18:22
"This victory sends a clear signal that gays and lesbians are an integral part of American civic life, that we're willing to lead, and that voters will respond to candidates who are open and honest about their lives,” said Chuck Wolfe, Victory President and CEO.
Wed, Nov 4th 2009, 15:19
Openly gay and lesbian candidates swept to victory in local and state races across the country, according to results released today by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
Tue, Nov 3rd 2009, 22:52
Houston City Controller Annise Parker was the top vote-getter Tuesday in the race for mayor, garnering more than 30% of the vote in a crowded field of candidates. Parker will now face former city attorney Gene Locke, who finished second, in a runoff election in mid-December.
Wed, Oct 28th 2009, 13:36
"It's thrilling to watch the president sign federal legislation that acknowledges the human dignity of LGBT Americans," said Chuck Wolfe, Victory Fund president and CEO.
Thu, Oct 22nd 2009, 16:46
"I’m proud that the openly gay and lesbian members of Congress were there to add their voices to the debate and to speak authentically about the experience of gay and transgender Americans," said Chuck Wolfe, Victory Fund President and CEO.
Tue, Sep 29th 2009, 12:44
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced it has endorsed 76 openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political candidates in 2009, making this endorsement slate the group’s largest ever in an non-federal election year.
Wed, Sep 16th 2009, 09:57
Nearly a dozen openly gay and lesbian candidates in three states faced primary elections Tuesday, with eight advancing to general elections this November. To date, over 35 Victory-endorsed candidates have advanced with primary election wins.
Thu, Aug 27th 2009, 14:11
Eight openly gay and lesbian candidates have earned the endorsement of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in August. A total of 76 openly LGBT candidates have been endorsed by the Victory Fund so far this year.
Wed, Aug 26th 2009, 05:10
"Senator Kennedy was a great man. He made a career of fighting for the poor, for women, for racial minorities, and for basic human rights for LGBT Americans," said CEO Chuck Wolfe.
Wed, Jul 22nd 2009, 11:33
Anthony Woods, an Iraq vet and recipient of the Bronze Star, is running in a special election to represent California's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
Tue, Jul 21st 2009, 11:35
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced it has endorsed 11 more openly LGBT candidates for public office, including Dr. Dana Beyer, whose 2010 election would make her the first openly transgender state legislator in U.S. history.
Tue, Jun 30th 2009, 15:36
The Victory Fund has endorsed Palm Springs, Calif. Mayor Steve Pougnet in his bid for Congress. He is among 15 new endorsements made in June, bringing the yearly total to 55 endorsed candidates.
Fri, Jun 26th 2009, 18:02
On June 28, 1969, a small group of men and women in a New York City bar stood up for themselves and fought back, giving voice to a movement that has spanned more than four decades.
Thu, May 28th 2009, 17:01
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced eight more endorsements of openly gay and lesbian candidates, raising the total number of endorsees so far this year to 40.
Wed, May 6th 2009, 12:02
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today congratulated
Maine’s three openly gay state lawmakers, their colleagues and Maine
Gov. John Baldacci on enacting and signing a marriage equality bill
that will ensure all Maine families will enjoy the benefits and
responsibilities of marriage.
Tue, Apr 21st 2009, 15:06
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced it has endorsed 12 more openly gay and lesbian candidates for public office, bringing its total number of 2009 endorsements to 32.
Tue, Apr 7th 2009, 10:17
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute today extended its thanks and congratulations to the five openly gay and lesbian members of the Vermont state legislature for their leadership and hard work in gaining today's historic victory for marriage equality.
Fri, Mar 6th 2009, 08:54
Steve Elmendorf, Jamie Fox, Malcolm R Gage, Jr. and Harvey Hurdle elected to three-year terms on the board. Mark Burstein selected as new board chair.
Mon, Mar 2nd 2009, 13:32
Now only two months into 2009, the Victory Fund has endorsed seven more candidates, bringing the year’s total number of endorsees to 17.
Mon, Dec 15th 2008, 16:13
The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute today issued the following statement from its president and CEO, Chuck Wolfe, on the nomination of Nancy Sutley to chair the White House Council on Environmental Quality:
Wed, Nov 5th 2008, 10:33
Dozens of Victory-endorsed candidates won their elections on Nov. 4, including Jared Polis who will join Reps. Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tue, Sep 30th 2008, 09:55
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund announced the endorsement of its 100th candidate, making this endorsement slate the largest-ever for the organization.
Tue, Sep 16th 2008, 10:49
Comedian Margaret Cho will accept a Gay & Lesbian Leadership Award for her passionate and vocal LGBT advocacy at a ceremony in Washington D.C. Click here to attend the reception.
Wed, Aug 27th 2008, 10:05
The Victory Fund welcomed Michelle Obama to the LGBT Delegates Lunch, co-hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and Reps. Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin. More than 700 people attended the event.
Thu, Aug 21st 2008, 16:43
More than six in ten U.S. voters say they could support an openly gay candidate for president of the United States, according to a new nationwide poll from Zogby International.
Tue, Aug 12th 2008, 23:52
After winning his Democratic primary to represent Colorado's 2nd District, Victory endorsee Jared Polis is nearly certain to become the nation's next openly gay member of Congress.
Fri, Jul 25th 2008, 10:16
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has endorsed 11 new candidates seeking public office. The candidates include Greg Rodriguez, candidate for the Palm Springs Unified School District Board of Education, and Georgia House candidate Keisha Waites.
Wed, Jul 16th 2008, 14:41
Tim McFeeley, a veteran of the civil rights movement and a leader in the field of executive development, has joined the board of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute.
Fri, Jun 27th 2008, 14:37
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has endorsed ten new candidates seeking public office. The candidates include Rebecca Kaplan, who seeks a seat on the Oakland City Council, and Andrew Martin, who is running for the Nevada Assembly.
Mon, Jun 16th 2008, 10:47
Victory endorsee Al McAffrey will serve a second term in the Oklahoma state House of Representatives thanks to a court ruling removing his only opponent. He became the first openly gay member of the legislature in 2006.
Wed, Jun 4th 2008, 09:01
California’s caucus of gay state legislators will likely gain at least two new faces after November’s general election. After winning their primaries, John Perez and Tom Ammiano are heavily favored to win their general elections in November.
Tue, May 20th 2008, 23:59
Sam Adams won his election with more than 50 percent of the vote, becoming the first openly gay mayor elected to lead one of the nation's 30 largest cities. Meanwhile, Kate Brown won her Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state.
Thu, May 15th 2008, 13:01
"It’s a leap forward in the struggle for true equality for LGBT Americans, and I applaud the extraordinary work of those who have gotten us to this point," said Victory Fund President Chuck Wolfe