Victory Institute is the only organization in the world dedicated to training the next generation of LGBTQ leaders and advancing the careers of openly LGBTQ elected officials. And we can’t do it without supporters like you.
Since the November elections, we have seen a huge spike in the number of LGBTQ people who want to run for office and pursue careers in public service. We plan to double the number of trainees at our Candidate & Campaign Trainings and Leadership Summits this year -- but we need your support.
Beyond our signature campaign trainings -- which includes alumni such as U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and California State Senator Ricardo Lara -- we also host a myriad of internship and fellowship programs to develop current and future LGBTQ leaders. This includes fellowships and internships for young leaders on Capitol Hill, as well as leadership development fellowships for trans leaders and LGBTQ leaders of color. Our Bohnett Leaders Fellowship also provides current LGBTQ elected and appointed officials with a three-week leadership development program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
We are also working around the globe. Our International LGBTI Leaders Conference brought more than 500 LGBTQ leaders and elected officials from 26 countries in December 2016, and we aim to expand this year. Our International Program also hosts training programs and partnerships in the Balkans, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Peru and South Africa.
Learn more about our work at victoryinstitute.org. We appreciate your support.