The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office

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January 14, 2022

The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office

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The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office - Credits: Victory Institute

LGBTQ Victory Institute’s The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings — a result of an extensive survey of nearly 290 LGBTQ women as well as four focus groups — show six common barriers and four motivators mentioned by respondents. It is a first glance – not a comprehensive account – of the challenges LGBTQ women encounter. Yet it can be a guide for equality organizations, campaign training organizations and candidate recruitment programs that believe in the importance of representation for LGBTQ women, as well as a starting point for future research.

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Author: 
Ruben Gonzales, Elliot Imse, Sarah LeDonne, Sarah Pope
Publisher: 
LGBTQ Victory Institute
Publication year: 
2021
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