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Number of LGBTQ+ elected officials in the US hits record high

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More than 1,000 elected officials in the U.S. openly identify as LGBTQ+, new data shows, the most on record and up nearly 6 percent from one year ago.

A record-breaking total of 1,043 openly LGBTQ+ elected officials hold public office in 2022, up from 986 last year, according to an annual count published Thursday by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, an organization that helps elect more out LGBTQ+ candidates to public office.

In 22 states, LGBTQ+ representation is up from where it was a year ago, according to the Victory Fund report, though representation has declined in 10 states. Nationwide, openly LGBTQ+ people account for just 0.2 percent of elected officials, with close to 36,000 more needed to achieve equitable representation.


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