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.