You heard it here – the 2018 midterm elections were all about the Rainbow Wave! LGBTQ+ political candidates were on the ballots in forty-seven states, and over 150 of them have now been elected into office. That brings the total number of elected LGBTQ+ officials in the United States to almost 600, an all-new historic high. Now that’s something to be proud of!

To help you navigate this ever-growing roster of LGBTQ+ folks in office, we’ve compiled the following list of federal and state-level officials. To learn more about those serving you at the local level, head over to outforamerica.org powered by the Victory Institute.

If any of the information we’ve provided below is incorrect, or if there are elected officials that we have failed to include, please notify our staff at info@itgetsbetter.org.


Last Updated: November 15, 2018

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

IOWA

KANSAS

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MISSOURI

MINNESOTA

MONTANA

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Brian Sims, State Representative – District 182

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WISCONSIN

WYOMING


The information in this article was gathered thanks in part to data provided by the Victory Fund, the only national organization fully dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government.