LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 37 more out LGBTQ candidates, a media release noted.
Victory Fund has now endorsed 274 candidates running in the 2022 midterms.
Two candidates from Illinois are on the most recent list. They are Illinois Appellate Court candidate John Ehrlich (who is currently a judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County) and Illinois state House candidate Sergio Mojica. The latter is aiming to succeed Greg Harris, who is retiring.
The latest round of candidates also includes Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who is running for the U.S. House in Oregon and would become the first out LGBTQ person ever elected to Congress from Oregon.
Mayor Annise Parker, president and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about the endorsements:
"In every corner of our country, LGBTQ leaders and community organizers are running to stand up for our community and enact good public policy grounded in equity and acceptance. We are proud to endorse these exceptional candidates who have answered the call to service, despite the barrage of anti-LGBTQ attacks.
Their strength and resilience are already changing hearts and minds in communities across the countrywe see it every day. This November will be one of the most high-stakes elections for the LGBTQ community. It's time for us to solidify our political power, make our voices heard and shatter expectations."