Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute: Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute

Washington, United States

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Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund works to ensure a more democratic society—one where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens have a bold voice in the government and where public policies reflect the values of justice and equality for all Americans.


To change the face and voice of America's politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government.

Main Programs

  • Candidate & Campaign Trainings: providing comprehensive, non-partisan training to present and future LGBT candidates, campaign staff and community leaders. Trainees learn necessary skills and strategies by engaging in tough, realistic campaign situations.

  • Victory Leadership Summits: offering a day-long, intensive training for LGBT leaders. These summits help trainees develop the skills needed to take next steps in public service.

  • International Leadership Development: training international LGBT leaders, collaborates with political parties for greater inclusion of LGBT people, raises public awareness around democratic governance, and conducts research on LGBT political participation in countries outside of the United States.