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Thursday, 04 November 2010 00:26

The Number Of LBGT Candidates Elected Is A Record!

Written by 

David-Cicilline

 

As you probably know, there was an election in the United States. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund announced that the number of LGBT candidates elected was a record!!!

According to Victory Fund: "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 (pictured), who will become the fourth openly gay Member of Congress when the House convenes in January."

See the list of other winners here: http://www.gaypolitics.com/2010/11/03/record-number-of-lgbt-candidates-elected-to-office/

President and CEO of the Victory Fund Chuck Wolfe said about this success: "There is no sugar-coating the loss of so many of our straight allies in Congress, but we can be proud that our community continues to expand its voice at all levels of government in America, Out public officials are having a sizable impact on the local, state and national debates about LGBT equality. Increasing their numbers is a vital part of a long-term strategy to change America’s politics and make our country freer and fairer for everyone. We will continue to focus on training committed, qualified candidates, and we will work hard to get them elected to public office."

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