Government Officials Call on Congress to Support LGBTQ Equality

152 elected officials came together last week to sign their names to a letter, calling on Congress to prioritize LGBTQ equality initiatives. The gathering was put together by the Victory Institute, an organization dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ political candidates. Those candidates that signed the letter included councilmembers, mayors, state senators and representatives. Victory Institute President and CEO Annise Parker said in a statement, “LGBTQ political power is growing thanks to the rainbow wave of LGBTQ people who won elected office in November – and this letter is the first sign of us wielding that new power.”