Out gay U.S. Rep. Eric Sorensen (D-Illinois) is among the four people recently endorsed by the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office.
Other endorsed candidates include Angie Craig, Sharice Davids and Chris Pappas.
There are currently just 10 openly LGBTQ+ members of the U.S. House. The U.S. must elect 21 more LGBTQ+ U.S. representatives for equitable representation, according to LGBTQ+ Victory Institute.
Victory Fund President & CEO Mayor Annise Parker said, "Angie, Sharice, Chris and Eric are critical to restoring a pro-choice, pro-equality majority in Congress. From safeguarding Social Security and veterans' healthcare to fighting national bans on abortion and gender-affirming care, they are experienced lawmakers with proven track records of delivering meaningful results for their constituents.
"They are also powerful national voices for the countless LGBTQ+ Americans looking to our elected leaders to stand up and fight the current wave of anti-LGBTQ hate sweeping our nation, including within the halls of Congress."
Last month, Sorensen made news as he was among almost 50 members of Congress (out of 500 new U.S. citizens) barred from entering Russia, Politico noted. U.S. Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-Illinois) was also on the bipartisan list, which did not just have members of Congress. Former President Barack Obama, comedian Stephen Colbert, TV host Rachel Maddow and Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders were among others also on the list.