Record number of openly LGBTQ+ candidates running in Texas primary

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2022
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LGBTQ+ representation in the Texas state legislature could double this year, the LGBTQ Victory Fund said Monday, with more openly LGBTQ+ candidates running for public office in the Lone Star state than ever before. Voting in Texas will draw to a close on Tuesday, marking the end to the first primary of the 2022 election cycle.

Fifty-four openly LGBTQ+ candidates are running for public office in Texas this year, according to the Victory Fund, nearly double the amount in 2020, when 28 openly LGBTQ+ people ran.

The increase comes as more than...

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